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Definitions: This research paper will be a minimum of 11 paragraphs in length: an introduction, nine body paragraphs, and a conclusion.
The introduction and conclusion paragraphs will use a global statement good beginning and link.
The body paragraphs will be SEE 123 paragraphs each discussing a single fact about the topic. The fact in each paragraph will be cited using MLA parenthetical citations.
At least three sources will be used. Only one of the sources may be from the internet. The class textbook may be used as a source.
All sources used will be credited in a Works Cited page.
The research and writing process will have specific due dates. Each due assignment will be counted as ten points toward an essay grade for the quarter except that the first draft of the body paragraphs and the completed final project will each be worth 20 points. The total points possible for this assignment will be 100 points. The content of the paper will be graded in history class and count for a separate history grade.
January 13/17 – Topic introduced (History)
January 18/19 – Topic assigned (History)
January 20/23 – Outlining; introduction to source and note cards (in class – Language Arts)
January 24/25 – Three sources due (do source cards in class), review note cards
January 26/27 – Part A note cards due
January 30/31 – Part B note cards due
February 1/2 – Part C note cards due; completed outline due
February 7/8 – Introduction / conclusion due
February 15/16 – Rough draft due, works cited page in class
February 17/21 - Works cited page due
February 22/23 - Final product due
Work will not be accepted late unless it is accompanied by a note written by a parent/guardian explaining the reason the work is late. Late work will receive late credit only.