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The Tambo Paper: A Guide: Feedback and Revisions

A list of references and tools to help you successfully navigate and complete your US History I 1800s research paper

Research Revision Objective


To identify and evaluate any gaps of research that students may have within their annotated bibliographies by ensuring that their sources connect or "communicate" with each other


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Check the feedback from your annotated bibliographies - what are 3 revisions that you would need to make in order to improve your bibliographies? 


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Tambo's Feedback

Based on some of the feedback that you received from Mr. Tamburro, here are a few issues to address when reviewing your outlines and revising your research:

  • Reading and accessing your sources: When finalizing the sources within your annotated bibs, please make sure that you can access, fully read, and understand your sources.
  • Reevaluating your Sources: Make sure that within your annotations, you delineate how your sources "communicate" or connect to each other. The purpose of your sources is to support your thesis, therefore, they should be able to all address a common theme or claim. If they do not, then you may want to continue your research to find sources that best connect. 
  • Scholarly Source vs. Popular Source: Even if a source is written by an expert or a professor - it doesn't necessarily mean its a scholarly source. For example, anything within an encyclopedia (even through GALE) is technically a summary, and therefore a tertiary source, not scholarly. To identify if its a scholarly source, check to see if it was originally published in an academic. 
  • Identify the author's "claim": Your sources shouldn't just be informational, but the claim or thesis of the source should support or enhance your own. When re-reading your sources use the following guiding questions:
    • What is the author claiming? What are they trying to prove about this topic?
    • How does this connect to my own thesis? 
    • How might this particular author's claim connect to other sources that I am using?


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