Project writing 4




Writing Project 4 is a research paper, which means you will need conduct research. You will locate two pieces of research for Steps 1 and 2 of Writing Project 4. You need to locate one newspaper article or scholarly article about the actual person (example: Cesar Chavez) from a reputable source (New York Times, Washington Post , NPR ect). You also need to locate one scholarly article on his/her cause (example: Migrant Farm Workers).

Happy Researching!


Step 1 Watch this video

Step 2 Read this Lecture

Finding a Scolarly Article.pdf


Step 3 Visit the Library

Our library is a strong source for academic articles. Please use the search engine explained in the above video to find your research.

To complete this research, please follow our Research Guide carefully.

Visit the Cuyamaca College LibraryLinks to an external site. to conduct your search. You will be asked for your log in information, which will be the same as WebAdvisor.

Step 3 Locate 1 News Article on Your Agent of Change

Locate a Newspaper article or scholarly article about the actual person (Agent of Change) from a reputable source.

    • New York Times
    • Washington Post
    • NPR

For example: Cesar Chavez

Step 4 List the Characteristics of Your Agent of Change

After reading the news article on your Agent of Change and doing some further research, please list at least 10 attributes that made him/her a solid and successful Agent of Change in a Word doc.

Step 5 Locate 1 Scholarly Article on His/Her Cause

Locate a scholarly article on his/her cause.

For example: Cesar Chavez

Carefully read and annotate your chosen article(s). Keep your notes, as you will fill out the annotation worksheet for submission.

Step 6 Complete Reading Response Annotation Worksheet for the Scholarly Article

  • Perform each step as directed in the handout
  • Provide MLA citations as needed

RR Annotation Worksheet.doc


Step 7 Save and Submit Both Documents

  1. Annotation worksheet in the scholarly article
  2. List of attributes about your Agent of Change



What is a Scholarly Article? Meriam Library  California State University, Chico Many instructors at the college level require that you use scholarly articles as sources when writing a research paper. Scholarly or peer-reviewed articles are written by experts in academic or professional fields. They are excellent sources for finding out what has been studied or researched on a topic as well as to find bibliographies that point to other relevant sources of information. How can you determine if your article is scholarly and/or peer reviewed? 1. Consult the chart. The chart on the back lists the general criteria for determining what type of periodical article you have. Keep in mind that some articles do not meet all the criteria. When in doubt, consult a Reference Librarian or your instructor. 2. Limit your database search to academic,
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