Research Paper Requirements
1. Four to Five pages in length, double spaced, Times Roman, 12-point, using regular margins
2. At least five sources from credible sites or books
3. Title Page (Title of paper, your name, date, class period, teacher)
4. Works Cited page
You will create source cards, take notes on 3x5 cards, write a thesis and an outline, and write a rough draft for review.
The final paper will include in the following order: title page, outline, final revised copy, and works cited in a manila envelope.
You will receive multiple grades for this research project:
1. Topic and Thesis statement (April 5) 25 points
2. Source Cards (5) – (April 6) 50 points
3. Note cards (15) – (April 9) 100 points
4. Outline (April 10) 50 points
5. Rough Draft (April 11) 50 points
7. Final Draft and Works Cited (due April 13) 200 points
Early papers will be accepted, but no late papers will be accepted (No exceptions.)
Steps to Success:
1. After choosing your topic, go to http://www.avl.lib.al.us/resources/display_resources.php. Choose the link Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Find your topic and begin reading to find information you could use in your paper.
2. Once you find a credible source, use the links on the webpage to write down the information required for the source cards. This is the link you need to use to begin: http://www.aliefisd.net/www/Alief/site/hosting/Library%20Services/Elem%20Research%20Resources/MLA%20Style%20Works%20Cited%20Graphic%20Organizer%20revised.pdf .
3. After finding all your sources, number them by author, or if it is a website you may have to use the title.
4. Now that you have numbered your sources, begin researching information on the websites you have chosen to use. Use this link to help you create your note cards: http://imc.mbhs.edu/resources/notes/notes.pdf . This is the information you will use to prove your thesis in your paper.
5. After you finish your note...