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Portrait Research: Home

IEP-Research Requirements

Focus on a Question or Topic of Interest:
Could be a gap in knowledge or study for you or others

Research Question or Topic:

Search using a list of keywords relevant to your topic

Find at least 2 valid sources

Ideally, 3 sources that support each other

Cite sources using MLA format

Summary of what is learned--synthesized information:
Challenges posed by this issue
Impacts on society and on you
Possible solutions 

Evaluating Sources

Evaluating Sources: 

Check for C-Currency; R-Relevancy; A-Author; P- Purpose

Date, Author’s Expertise, & Purpose of the Source

  1. Primary sources are original materials on which other research is based, including:
    • original works – poems, diaries, court records, interviews, surveys, artwork, film, pieces of music, and original research/fieldwork
    • research published in scholarly/academic journals.
  2. Secondary sources are those that describe or analyze primary sources, including:
    • reference materials – dictionaries, encyclopedias, textbooks
    • books and articles that interpret, review, or synthesize original research/fieldwork.

NT Review

Citing Sources

1. Create Project in Noodle Tools--Last Name--Portrait

2. Insert your research question and Share your project with the correct inbox

3. Complete all Citations in MLA format--at least 2 sources

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Click below to access Noodle Tools.       


Check MLA format--OWL Purdue