Essay about Research Assignment
Your assignment is to write a persuasive literary analysis research paper over an approved author and 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.
Your sources must be legitimate and academic. I expect you to use a variety of the sources available in the library including …show more content…
Major Due Dates • Rough Draft Due Date: • Final Draft Due Date: • There will be several other checkpoint grades as we progress through the paper
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.