Paper 2-3 pages MLA format Double spaced, size 12, Times New Roman Must use 3 sources – one must be a print sources, unless the library has no print source for your person Must have a complete works cited page
Presentation 2-3 minutes DO NOT just read your paper to the class Must have a visual component which can include: PowerPoint Picture Poster Prop Book Video
What You Need to Know to Write Your Research Paper
Thesis A statement supported by arguments. This is the answer to your research question.
Example Question: How has __________ influenced _________? How has Graham Greene influenced literature? Thesis: ___________ has influenced ________ by _____________. Graham Greene is a famous British author who influenced the literary world with his innovative style.
Citation for Books Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of Publication. Ex.Gleick, James. Chaos: Making a New Science. New York: Penguin, 1987. Print.
Citations for pages of a website “Page Title.” Website Title. Website Publisher, date updated. Web. Day month year accessed. Ex. "How to Make Vegetarian Chili." eHow. Demand Media, n.d. Web. 24 Feb. 2009.
Citation for magazine articles Author last name, First name. "Title of Article." Title of Periodical Day Month Year: pages. Medium of publication. Ex. Poniewozik, James. "TV Makes a Too-Close Call." Time 20 Nov. 2000: 70-71. Print.
In-text citations This is the way to give credit to your sources in your paper without disrupting the flow of your paper. There are different citations to use for each type of source you have. Usually it is the author’s last name in parentheses. The period always goes outside of the citation.
Example for Books Michael Dobson explains the dangers of the Lady Macbeth stereotype that the whole of Macbeth can be boiled down to the point where Lady Macbeth is a “power-hungry monster of a wife [who] succeeds in nagging her husband into killing the rightful king” (7). The author’s name is used in the sentence so the citation is just the page number.
Example for Books However none of these things indicates that Lady Macbeth participates in the “renunciation of her own desire” and “unquestioningly seeks to confirm her husband’s ambition” (Alfar 190). (Author’s last name #)
For Magazines, Newspapers, etc. If there is an author, use their last name in parentheses. If there is no author, use the title of the article with the quotation marks. (“Finding Things”)
For Websites Give the author’s last name if you have one. If you don’t have an author, give the title of the article. (“Chili Cook-off Secrets”).
FormattingHeader: in far right corner of pages 2-end Last name pg#Times New RomanDouble spacedSize 12
From the topYour first and last nameTeacher’s nameEnglish IV – class period5 March 2012 Title of your paper This is where your paper starts!