An online tutorial that takes the reader through the research paper process.
NOTE CARDS, WORK CITED CARDS, OUTLINES & QUOTES
WORK CITED CARDS Shakespeare, William. Macbeth . The Riverside Shakespeare. Boston: Houghton, 1974. 1 Put the information on this set of cards EXACTLY as you will put it on the Works Cited page Number your WC cards
One Piece of information per card
“ I am in blood/Stepp’d in so far that, should I wade no more,/Returning were as tedious as go o’re.” (Macbeth saying he’s already too guilty to stop committing crimes.) Blood p. 1327 1 Page number of book you found info in Work Cited card number Topic or heading under which this information will go
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Include Thesis statement at top.
Major topics headed with Roman Numerals
Secondary topics headed with capital Arabic letters
“ A” requires “B”
“ A” & “B” must be closely related
Purpose: to explain how to do an outline before creating a speech
A. What is an outline?
B. Why is it needed?
1. Road map example
2. Skeleton example
II. Parts of an outline
C. Main Topics
D. Sub Topics
1. Roman Numerals for main topics
2. Capital letters for sub topics
3. Numbers for next level of sub topic
B. “A” requires “B”
C. Closely related
Quote only words, phrases, lines, and passages that are particularly interesting, vivid, unusual, or apt.
Keep all quotations as brief as possible.
Over quotation can bore your readers.
RULE OF THUMB —No more than Twenty Percent of your paper should be direct quotes
If a prose quotation runs no more than four typed lines and requires no special emphasis, put it in quotation marks and incorporate it in the text.
“ It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” wrote Charles Dickens of the eighteenth century in the book A Tale of Two Cities (1).
Sometimes you may want to quote just a word or phrase as part of your sentence.
For Charles Dickens the eighteenth century was both “the best of times” and “the worst of times” (Dickens 1).
Paraphrase a quote to:
Shorten the length
Simplify the language
YOU MUST STILL CITE A PARAPHRASED SECTION OF YOUR PAPER!!!
MLA IN-TEXT CITATIONS
In parenthesis ()
Usually the author’s last name and page number, but not always
It’s part of the sentence so it goes inside the end punctuation (Dickens 123).