AN IDEA FOR TEACHING STUDENTS HOW TO USE SOURCES EFFECTIVELY IN RESEARCH ESSAYS
I haven’t yet had occasion to implement this idea so I won’t go into specifics, but I think listening to a podcast episode and annotating the transcript would be a good first step. I can imagine that being used as a reference for discussing pretty much every element of a research essay.
1. Radiolab, 99% Invisible, Twenty Thousand Hertz, and Decoder Ring are some of my favorite examples of these. The shows are aimed at the broadly curious nerd and (bonus!) do not generally include serial killers or other grisly murder content.