COMPLETED FINAL DRAFT OF THE PAPER IS DUE MONDAY, JUNE 04, 2018
RESEARCH PROPOSAL- 05/11/18, FRIDAY
WORKS CITED PAGE--05/21/18, Monday
One body paragraph -05/25/18, Friday
1. Familiarize yourself with the assignment and take a look at suggested topics:
2. Brainstorm for possible topic
3. Finalize your topic: COMPLETE AND TURN IN your topic proposal
4. Examine your sources closely. Paraphrase and summarize information relevant to your topic/argument-TAKE NOTES. CREATE A CITATION FOR EACH SOURCE.
a. Download the following document for specific directions on how to take notes and create "notecards":
b.Take a look at some examples and non-examples of "notecards" to get a better understanding of what your notes should and should not look like:
5. Put together a Works Cited page-although it is the very last page of your paper, it is much easier to do in-text citations if you already have your sources organized.
Download the following documents for directions and a detailed example of the Works Cited page:
6. Plan your essay-create a formal outline. After reviewing the presentation (see resource 2 in the INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS section on the right), download the following document and compose an outline of your argument.
Examine a sample formal outline and use it as a model for your own:
7. Review and practice citing (giving credit) information from sources in your paper:
a. Signal phrases vs. parenthetical citations
b. Practice assignment: in-text citations
8. Draft your introductory paragraph. See the following document for specific directions and a student sample:
You may want to use this graphic organizer to start:
9. Begin to draft your supporting body paragraphs. Download the following directions and a detailed example:
Make sure you remember the following expectations:
1. You must use/cite at least 2-3 different sources per body paragraph. (See example provided).
2. If you use a specific fact (number, date, name), you must cite the source immediately within that sentence.
3. If you use general information from a source, you must cite every 2-4 sentences. Do not wait until the end of the paragraph to credit the source once.
4. You must switch between signal phrases and parenthetical citations throughout the paper.
Use this graphic organizer if you would like to map out your paragraph first:
10. Draft your counterargument/rebuttal paragraph. Download the format and example. Follow directions:
Use this organizer to plan out your paragraph:
11. Draft your concluding paragraph-follow the given format:
12. Format your paper according to MLA guidelines. See the following document for specific directions. Refer to resource 3 (MLA format slideshow) in the INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS section on the left if you need a refresher on what MLA is all about.
Take a look at a sample research paper completed in MLA format for a better idea of what your paper should look like and sound like:
13. Revise your draft for the following expectations:
DOWNLOAD THE FINAL GRADING RUBRIC AND MAKE SURE THAT YOUR FINAL DRAFT ADDRESSES EACH OF THE EXPECTATIONS:
You have a standing homework assignment for the duration of this project-continue to work on your research paper if you do not finish in class.
1. Download the slideshow and study/take notes on reliable and unreliable sources:
2. Download the following presentation and review the process of creating an outline:
3. The following slideshow gives a detailed overview of MLA format and specific examples on citing various types of sources: