This post will be your go-to place for resources about our informational writing project, and as such, it has a very limited audience. Some of the Taco’s other readers may find some of this information useful in their own writing classes or projects. If so, I’m glad it could help you.
For my students this semester, all of your assignments are in your Google classrooms. Presentations, links, and other resources can be found here. Note also that some of these documents may still be in development. Please check back.
- How to Plan, Research, and Write an Informational Essay (in progress): How to Plan, Research, and Write a Comparison-Contrast Essay (pptx)
Research and Writing Resources
- How to Write a Research Paper
- How to Write an Outline
- My Step-by-Step Guide to Writing a Research Paper (video)
- How I Organize Sources and Citations for Papers and Research Projects with Google Sheets (video)
- Spreadsheet for Research Citations and Quotes (xlxs): Pandemics Research_ Citations and Quotes (Shared Version)
- How to Create a Literature Matrix – Excel (video)
- Informational Essay Outline (.DOCX)
- The Citation Machine (Citation website. Free, pay services offered.)
- Grammarly – The best grammar/spelling/usage checker out there, period. Plus the site will check your work for accidental plagiarism. Free, pay services offered. The extra services are well worth it.
Resources About Pandemics
Useful Websites About Pandemics
Note: These sites are for general information only, though some have useful links to specific diseases, such as COVID-19 or the Spanish Flu.
- MPH Online. “Outbreak: 10 of the Worst Pandemics in History”
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Past Pandemics”
- History. “Pandemics That Changed History”
- Visual Capitalist. “Visualizing the History of Pandemics”
- Yale Medicine. “Our New COVID-19 Vocabulary — What Does It Mean?” (for the vocabulary portion of the PowerPoint)
- Lewis, Tanya. “Eight Persistent COVID-19 Myths, and Why People Believe Them.” Scientific American. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/eight-persistent-covid-19-myths-and-why-people-believe-them/. November 11, 2020.