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Research Paper (1)

  1. 1. Research Paper Annette Davis
  2. 2. Purpose <ul><li>The purpose of research is discovery. In doing a research paper, you read about one subject. </li></ul><ul><li>Then, you will combine the facts you have discovered with your own original thought and write an interesting, coherent, organized, and documented essay. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Kinds of research papers: <ul><li>Controversial/current issues papers </li></ul><ul><li>Literary analysis research papers </li></ul>
  4. 4. Issues based research paper: <ul><li>This type of research paper goes beyond merely reporting facts or explaining issues. </li></ul><ul><li>Pick a side of a two sided question and persuade your audience that your side is correct. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Should we eliminate the death penalty? or Should students be required to complete community service as a requirement for graduation? </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Literary analysis research paper: <ul><li>A literary research paper is a study of an author and his works. The literary research paper is a discussion of stylistic devices an author uses in order to illustrate his or her theme. In this kind of paper, you will need to read a body of work by your author and identify characteristics of his or her style as well as recurring thematic concerns. You will also need to find critics who support your points. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Procedure: <ul><li>Select a topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Read available books, magazines, data bases and other on-line sources on your topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Write down all the information you will need to make an entry on your Works Cited page. </li></ul><ul><li>Make a hard copy of research that you think you will use in your paper. </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight relevant information on your hard copies. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Data bases: <ul><li>CCISD on-line resources </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  8. 8. Procedure – continued: <ul><li>Compose a tentative outline with a thesis statement that states your side of the issue or the author’s style + theme. </li></ul><ul><li>You need to include specific references to your research in your outline. </li></ul><ul><li>Write your rough draft which incorporates your original thought with quotes and paraphrases from your research. </li></ul><ul><li>You will include parenthetical documentation in your rough draft. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Procedure continued: <ul><li>Your rough draft should also include a Works Cited Page. </li></ul><ul><li>Revise and edit. </li></ul><ul><li>Write a final copy. </li></ul><ul><li>Revise and edit again. </li></ul><ul><li>Print final copy. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Requirements: <ul><li>Issues based paper should contain at least 3-5 sources. </li></ul><ul><li>Literary research paper should contain at least one primary source and 3-5 secondary sources. </li></ul><ul><li>The paper should be 3-5 pages long, completely double spaced. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the MLA format for everything including the parenthetical documentation, heading, pagination, spacing and Works Cited Page. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Examples: <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  12. 12. Final Copy <ul><li>Place final copy in a folder with pockets and brads </li></ul><ul><li>Put hard copies of research actually used in your paper in the front pockets </li></ul><ul><li>Put hard copies of research not used in back pocket </li></ul><ul><li>The final copy (with the Works Cited Page as the last page) should be in the brads followed by thesis statement, outline, and rough draft. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Plagiarism <ul><li>Failure to give proper credit for borrowed ideas or wording is called plagiarism. Basically, plagiarism is passing off something in your paper as your own words or ideas when, in reality, the wording or idea was someone else’s. </li></ul><ul><li>Basically, your hard copies of research must match up with your quotes and paraphrases in the body of your paper. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Anyone who plagiarizes will receive a zero on his or her paper. </li></ul>