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Assignment guidelines, resources, research help
Last Updated: Feb 5, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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1. Subject Suggestions: A starting point

Technological Advances      

 English Renaissance

Advertising and Beauty        

 Ancient Rome

World War II                            

 Civil Rights Movement

The Holocaust                        

 Nuclear War


Politics and Leadership

Gender Issues


    3. Assignment Guidelines and Requirements

    See Class Calendar


      4. Topic Selection and Thesis Development


      6a. Internet Source Evaluation Checklist

      Print the following document and complete the information for your Internet selection that is not included in a database.


      2. The English 10 Research Paper Assignment- Mrs. Bertin's periods 3 and 4

      6. Resource Links

      Use these links to get to databases, library research tools and Google Docs.

      5. Source Requirements & Evaluation Criteria

      A minimum of 4 sources are required.

      • 1 book
      • 2 database articles (from PowerLibrary, Exeter Library Resource site especially ABC-CLIO, see links below)
      • 1 other internet source of your choice that must be evaluated)

      See bottom bar to access and open PowerPoint presentation


      6. Source Slips

      Instructions for preparing source slips:

      1. Obtain the source slips from the instructor.
      2. Complete the slips by filling in the information from your unique sources.
      3. Notice the punctuation on the slips.
      4. Hand in your source slips for credit.  Once I check them, I will return them to you.
      5. Alphabetize them by the first word that appears on the slip
      6. Check out the works cited page on the sample paper, use it as a model to prepare your working source list.
      7. Type up your working source list in Google Docs and share it with me by the established due date- instructions are in next box of learning guide.

      I have attached source slip documents- use them if you lost the ones I gave you or if you are absent.  


      7. Working Source List Instructions

      Once you have completed your source slips, name a Google Docs document "WorkingSLlastname" prepare a working source list.  Share it with your teachers on the assigned due date.  Use this document to help you.


      8. Notecard Guidelines


      11. Sample MLA Paper with Works Cited

      5a. Destiny Catalog for books

      For your 1 REQUIRED book source, use the Destiny card catalog link.


      9. Working Outline Instructions

      1. Get a clean sheet of notebook paper.

      2. Write your newly revised thesis at the top of the sheet.

      3. List all of your notecard category headings under the thesis.

      4. Include the # of notecards you have in each category next to the category heading.

      5. Carefully examine your #'s and be certain that you do not have categories with too few or too many cards, make adjustments by reorganizing and re-assigning category headings.

      6. Decide the order of the categories.  What order will help you too build and support your thesis?

      7. Rewrite your list based on the decisions you just made in steps 5 and 6- Label your list working outline number this list to reflect the order that categories will be discussed in your paper.

      8. Now carefully look at the cards in each individual category and determine what order you will present the information in your paper.

      9. Using a bold colored pen or marker, number the cards in each category.  I suggest that you begin with #1 for each category, you might even want to use a different colored pen for each category-- make it visual for quick organization!


      10. From Outline to Paper

      The next step is to craft your body paragraphs of your paper.  Put your notecards and working outline to work for you.  Instructions and a sample are on the attached document. Your body paragraphs are due at your rough draft conference. 


      12. Conference and Revision Checklist

      You must complete all tasks on the checklist and complete the body paragraphs of your paper to recieve full credit on your rough draft conference! You must have this work completed by your assigned conference due date.


      13. Introductions and Conclusion Guidelines

      Use the attached document to reference guidelines on writing your introductory and concluding paragraphs.  Examples are provided in Box #11, the sample paper document.  It is now time for you to read the sample paper!  You will be expected to produce a paper of this caliber, with proper MLA documentation.


      14. Final Paper Evaluation Rubric

      Attach this sheet behind the source list of your completed paper!


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