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  1. 1. Preparing a short Research PaperSkills Save a document Indent the first line of a paragraph Modify a style Change the bibliography style Adjust line spacing Insert a citation Modify paragraph spacing Create a source Create a document header Edit a citation Right-align a paragraph Insert a page break Insert Page numbers Insert a bibliography Insert text Convert a field to regular text Center a paragraph Italicize text Left-alight a paragraphProject OverviewYou are a high school student currently enrolled in an introductory business class. Yourassignment is to prepare a short research paper (275-300 words) about video or computergames. The requirements are that the paper be presented according to the MLAdocumentation style and have three references. One of the three references must be theWeb. You prepare a paper that discusses game controllers.Instructions 1. Create a New Word Document 2. Format document with 12-point Times New Roman font, 3. Adjust line spacing to double. 4. Remove space below (after) paragraphs. When your research paper is complete, the entire paper should have 0 pt spacing below (after) paragraphs. 5. Create a right-align header that includes YOUR name, your teachers name, Class (ITF), and today’s date. 6. Create a top-right hand page number 7. Center and type From One Controller to Another (as the title) hit ENTER 8. At the beginning of a new, left-aligned line, set the First Line Indent marker to the .5” mark. When your research paper is complete, the body paragraphs of the research paper should all have a first-line indent of 0.5”. 9. Type the first body paragraph of the research paper by entering the text shown in below. 1
  2. 2. Video games and computer games use a game controller as the input device thatdirects movements and actions of on-screen objects. Two commonly used gamecontrollers are gamepads and motion-sensing game controllers. Game controllers notonly enrich the gaming experience but also aid in the movements and actions of players. 10. Change the bibliography style to MLA. At the end of the second sentence in the first body paragraph, after the phrase “motion-sensing game controllers”, type a space, and then insert a citation to the Joyce bibliographical source shown below.Type of Source: Web siteAuthor: Andrea D. JoyceName of Web page: What Gamers WantYear: 2012Month: Feb.Day: 15Year Accessed 2012Month Accessed: Mar.Day Accessed 28 11. Type the second body paragraph of the research paper by entering the text shown below. A gamepad is held by the player with both hands, allowing the player tocontrol the movement of actions of the objects in the video or computer games.Players press buttons on the gamepad, often with their thumbs, to carry out actions.Some gamepads have swiveling sticks that also can trigger events during game play.Some gamepads include wireless capabilities; others connect via a cable directly tothe game console or a personal computer. 2
  3. 3. 12. At the end of the third sentence in the second body paragraph, after the phrase “during game play”, type a space, and then insert a citation to the Cortez bibliographical source show below. Type of Source: Article in a Periodical Author: Dom I. Cortez and Mark W. Mathews Title: Today’s Game Controllers Periodical Title: Gaming, Gaming, Gaming Year: 2012 Month: Jan. Pages: 12-3413. Edit the Cortez citation in the second body paragraph to display pages 20-24 at the end of the citation.14. Type the third body paragraph of the research paper by entering the text shown below. Motion-sensing game controllers allow the user to guide on-screen elements ortrigger events by moving a handheld input devices in predetermined directions throughthe air. These controllers communicate with a game console or personal computer viawired or wireless technology. A variety of games, from sports to simulations, usemotion-sensing game controllers. Some of these controllers, such as baseball bats andgolf clubs, are designed for only one specific kind of game; others are general purpose.A popular general-purpose, motion-sensing game controller is Nintendo’s Wii Remote.Shaped like a television remote control and operated with one hand, the Wii Remoteuses Bluetooth wireless technology to communicate with the Wii game console.15. At the end of the last sentence in the third body paragraph, after the phrase “Wii game console”, type a space, and then insert a citation to the Bloom bibliographical source shown below. 3
  4. 4. Type of Source: Book Author: June Bloom Title: The Gaming Experience Year: 2012 City: New York Publisher: Buffalo Works Press 16. Edit the Bloom citation in the third paragraph to display pages 56-59 at the end of the citation. The three body paragraphs you typed so far, and the citations you inserted and edited, should look like below. Video games and computer games use a game controller as the input device that directsmovements and actions of on-screen objects. Two commonly used game controllers aregamepads and motion-sensing game controllers (Joyce). Game controllers not only enrichthe gaming experience but also aid in the movements and actions of players. A gamepad is held by the player with both hands, allowing the player to control themovement of actions of the objects in the video or computer games. Players press buttonson the gamepad, often with their thumbs, to carry out actions. Some gamepads haveswiveling sticks that also can trigger events during game play (Cortez 20-24). Somegamepads include wireless capabilities; others connect via a cable directly to the gameconsole or a personal computer. Motion-sensing game controllers allow the user to guide on-screen elements or triggerevents by moving a handheld input devices in predetermined directions through the air.These controllers communicate with a game console or personal computer via wired orwireless technology. A variety of games, from sports to simulations, use motion-sensinggame controllers. Some of these controllers, such as baseball bats and golf clubs, are 4
  5. 5. designed for only one specific kind of game; others are general purpose. A popular general-purpose, motion-sensing game controller is Nintendo’s Wii Remote. Shaped like atelevision remote control and operated with one hand, the Wii Remote uses Bluetoothwireless technology to communicate with the Wii game console (Bloom 56-59). 17. Type the fourth body paragraph of the research paper by entering the text shown below. Game controllers are used primarily to direct movement and actions of on-screenobjects. Two popular types are gamepads and motion-sensing game controllers. Gamesbecome more enjoyable everyday with the use of new and exciting game controllers. Whatwill be next? 18. After the fourth body paragraph, press the ENTER key and then insert a manual page break to begin a new page. Enter the text Work Cited and center that text. Rather than typing the sources, use the Insert Bibliography command in the Bibliography gallery to insert the list of sources. Convert the bibliography field to regular text (Hint: Use CTRL +SHIFT+F9) 19. Change the line spacing for the bibliography sources to double. Change the format of the source titles from underline to italics (to match the latest guidelines for MLS documentation). Enter the media type Print at the end of the Bloom and Cortez sources, and enter the media type Web to the Joyce source before the “28Mar” date (again to match the new MLS documentation style). Your bibliography should look like below. Work CitedBloom June. The Gaming Experience. New York: Buffalo Works Press, 2012. Print.Cortez, Dom I., and Mark W. Mathews. “Today’s Game Controllers.” Gaming, Gaming, Gaming Jan. 2012: 12-34. Print.Joyce, Andrea D. What Gamers Want. 15 Feb. 2012. Web. 28 Mar. 2012 5
  6. 6. Student Name Student Last name 1 Teacher Name IT Fundamentals Today’s Date From One Controller to Another Video games and computer games use a game controller as the input device that directsmovements and actions of on-screen objects. Two commonly used game controllers aregamepads and motion-sensing game controllers (Joyce). Game controllers not only enrichthe gaming experience but also aid in the movements and actions of players. A gamepad is held by the player with both hands, allowing the player to control themovement of actions of the objects in the video or computer games. Players press buttonson the gamepad, often with their thumbs, to carry out actions. Some gamepads haveswiveling sticks that also can trigger events during game play (Cortez 20-24). Somegamepads include wireless capabilities; others connect via a cable directly to the gameconsole or a personal computer. Motion-sensing game controllers allow the user to guide on-screen elements or triggerevents by moving a handheld input devices in predetermined directions through the air.These controllers communicate with a game console or personal computer via wired orwireless technology. A variety of games, from sports to simulations, use motion-sensinggame controllers. Some of these controllers, such as baseball bats and golf clubs, aredesigned for only one specific kind of game; others are general purpose. A popular general-purpose, motion-sensing game controller is Nintendo’s Wii Remote. Shaped like atelevision remote control and operated with one hand, the Wii Remote uses Bluetoothwireless technology to communicate with the Wii game console (Bloom 56-59). 6
  7. 7. Student last name 2 Game controllers are used primarily to direct movement and actions of on-screenobjects. Two popular types are gamepads and motion-sensing game controllers. Gamesbecome more enjoyable everyday with the use of new and exciting game controllers. Whatwill be next? Student last name 3 Work CitedBloom June. The Gaming Experience. New York: Buffalo Works Press, 2012. Print.Cortez, Dom I., and Mark W. Mathews. “Today’s Game Controllers.” Gaming, Gaming, Gaming Jan. 2012: 12-34. Print.Joyce, Andrea D. What Gamers Want. 15 Feb. 2012. Web. 28 Mar. 2012 7

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