Essay about Research Assignment

682 Words Jun 12th, 2016 3 Pages
Senior Research Paper 2011-2012

The Basics
Your assignment is to write a persuasive literary analysis research paper over an approved author and topic.

The Topic
Your may choose one of the following topics to write about: 1. How the author’s life influenced their work (if it did at all). 2. A common theme that appears in many of their works.
Keep your preferred topic in mind as you gather your sources. It will help you decide on what source material you should keep and what source material you should discard. All your source material should help you formulate your argument.

The Sources
Your sources must be legitimate and academic. I expect you to use a variety of the sources available in the library including
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The works cited page is the last page of your paper. 3. A printed copy of your turnitin.com receipt 4. A divider-this may be as simple as a colored sheet of paper. 5. The copy of your research paper outline 6. The copy of your peer reviewed and marked-up rough draft. 7. A divider-this may be as simple as a colored sheet of paper. 8. The copies of your sources in the following order: 1. original works, 2. criticisms, 3. biography info. 9. A divider-this may be as simple as a colored sheet of paper. 10. All the handouts and returned papers for the entire project-KEEP EVERYTHING. If you have lost some, print another copy from my website- I do not have any extras available.

Major Due Dates • Rough Draft Due Date: • Final Draft Due Date: • There will be several other checkpoint grades as we progress through the paper

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Name ___________________________ Period ______

English IV -- Research Paper Rubric

MLA Format (20) _______
Follows all MLA guidelines including: Heading, Page number, Correct parenthetical documentation Indentation of long quotations, Double spaced throughout Works Cited page
Excellent Good Fair Poor
18-20 15-17 13-14 7-12

Content (30) _______
Introduction has attention getter, bridge, and a clear thesis statement
Clear introduction, body, and conclusion
The essay covers the topic well and uses a variety of reliable sources.
Thorough

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