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  1. 1. Term Paper <ul><li>Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Setting up your paper </li></ul><ul><li>Transitions </li></ul><ul><li>Style </li></ul><ul><li>Parenthetical Documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Quotes </li></ul><ul><li>Works Cited </li></ul>
  2. 2. Requirements <ul><li>4-6Pages </li></ul><ul><li>6 sources used and cited (3 short stories and 3 critical essays) </li></ul><ul><li>Correct Heading and Header </li></ul><ul><li>12 point font- Times New Roman </li></ul><ul><li>Double Spaced/ 1’ Margins </li></ul><ul><li>White Paper (8.5x11)/ Black Ink </li></ul>
  3. 3. Requirements <ul><li>Stapled </li></ul><ul><li>Uncovered </li></ul><ul><li>Paragraphs indented </li></ul><ul><li>No extra spaces anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Works Cited page, titled </li></ul><ul><li>No source overused </li></ul>
  4. 4. Setting up your paper <ul><li>Heading (do not double space) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First and Last Name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mrs. Lewis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Class and Period </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Due Date (Day Month Year) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Header </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your last name and page number </li></ul></ul><ul><li>-View/Header/Footer </li></ul><ul><li>-Align Right and use this tab to format the page number: </li></ul>
  5. 5. Transitions <ul><li>Every paragraph is like a mini story- you never begin a story in the middle! </li></ul><ul><li>Transition into every paragraph. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Define and explain the technique </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Symbolism is any person or object that represents a bigger idea. One example of symbolism in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is the river. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Transitions <ul><li>Transition out of each paragraph </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: The river stands as one of the most prevalent symbols in this novel. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Remind the reader each time you begin a new paragraph what you are talking about. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Not only is the river a great example of symbolism in Huck Finn, but the shore is another strong symbol as well. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Style <ul><li>NO FIRST PERSON EVER EVER EVER! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I, me, my… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Avoid second person at all costs! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You, people… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NO CONTRACTIONS!!!!! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can’t won’t- just don’t!!! </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Problems to Fix <ul><li>Putting short story titles in quotes and underline/italicize the titles of plays </li></ul><ul><li>Thesis- parallel sentencing (make sure it is in the same tense) </li></ul><ul><li>I fixed mistakes once or twice-you must fix the rest. </li></ul><ul><li>NO ANNOTATIONS on WC </li></ul><ul><li>Only cite source you used- hence “Works Cited” </li></ul>
  9. 9. Style/Peer Editing <ul><li>Peer Editors- Please look for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1st person </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2nd person </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contractions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Awkward wording </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transitions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spelling Errors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capitalization Errors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grammatical Errors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paragraphs= 8-10 sentences </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Parenthetical Citations <ul><li>Immediately following a quotation from a source or a paraphrase of a source's ideas, you place the author's name followed by a space and the relevant page number(s). </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Human beings have been described as &quot;symbol-using animals&quot; (Burke 3). </li></ul></ul><ul><li>When a source has no known author, use a shortened title of the work instead of an author name. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(“The River” 22). </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Parenthetical Citations <ul><li>To cite multiple sources in the same parenthetical reference, separate the citations by a semi-colon: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>...as has been discussed elsewhere (Burke 3; Dewey 21). </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The author's name may appear either in the sentence itself or in parentheses following the quotation or paraphrase, but the page number(s) should always appear in the parentheses, not in the text of your sentence. For example: </li></ul>
  12. 12. Parenthetical Citations <ul><ul><li>Wordsworth stated that Romantic poetry was marked by a &quot;spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings&quot; (263). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Romantic poetry is characterized by the &quot;spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings&quot; (Wordsworth 263). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wordsworth extensively explored the role of emotion in the creative process (263). </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Quotations <ul><li>Anything that is taken word-for-word needs to be surrounded by quotation marks. </li></ul><ul><li>Short Quotes- fewer than 4 typed lines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cullen concludes, &quot;Of all the things that happened there/ That's all I remember&quot; (11-12). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ At this point, every action is all or nothing in Jim’s mind” (Chadwick-Joshua 44). </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Quotations <ul><li>Long Quotes/ Block Quotes- longer than 4 typed lines. </li></ul><ul><li>Place quotations longer than four typed lines in a free-standing block of text, and omit quotation marks. </li></ul><ul><li>Start the quotation on a new line, with the entire quote indented one inch from the left margin; maintain double-spacing. </li></ul><ul><li>Your parenthetical citation should come after the closing punctuation mark. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Quotations <ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nelly Dean treats Heathcliff poorly and dehumanizes him throughout her narration: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>They entirely refused to have it in bed with them, or even in their room, and I had no more sense, so, I put it on the landing of the stairs, hoping it would be gone on the morrow. By chance, or else attracted by hearing his voice, it crept to Mr. Earnshaw's door, and there he found it on quitting his chamber. Inquiries were made as to how it got there; I was obliged to confess, and in recompense for my cowardice and inhumanity was sent out of the house (Bronte 78). </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Works Cited <ul><li>Begin your Works Cited page on a separate page at the end of your research paper. It should have the same one-inch margins and last name, page number header as the rest of your paper. </li></ul><ul><li>Label the page Works Cited (do not underline the words Works Cited or put them in quotation marks) and center the words Works Cited at the top of the page. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Works Cited <ul><li>Double space all citations, but do not skip spaces between entries. </li></ul><ul><li>List page numbers of sources efficiently, when needed. If you refer to a journal article that appeared on pages 225 through 250, list the page numbers on your Works Cited page as 225-50. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Works Cited <ul><li>Alphabetical Order </li></ul><ul><li>Works CITED: cited means that you have cited it in your paper. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Even if you have read the resource, it does not count as works cited unless you CITED it! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember you need 3 critical sources and 3 primary--> 6 sources! </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Final Paper <ul><li>Show substantial differences from your rough draft. </li></ul><ul><li>Upload your paper to Moodle and turn in a hard copy to me </li></ul><ul><li>You’re finished! </li></ul>