This resource replaces the traditional "research note cards" students used to use to gather information about their sources. This 21st-century resource asks for more refined reflection and aids students in the complex and complicated process of conducting research by helping them organize their ideas into a research matrix.
The matrix is a chart that asks students to record the title and link of the source, write a direct quote or paraphrased information from it, note which sub-questions from research the source answers, reflect on the research process, and gather the proper MLA citations. The title page focuses on a working thesis developed from a research question.
Pro tip: Upload this resource to Google Docs and have your students collaborate and research together on the same journal in real-time for group projects!