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Your entire paper should be turned in by the end of class TODAY! Let’s get this Synthesis Essay completed with beautiful formatting, citation, organization and proofreading.
Make sure your entire paper is double spaced! It should be in 12 point font with 1 inch margins. In the top, right hand corner of every page, have Your Last Name and the Page Number. On the first page only include a header on the left side of the document with: Your Full Name Mrs. Workman English 9 or 10 Date Centered under the header, you should include the Title. It should not be italicized, bold, underlined or larger than the rest of the text.
Now that your first page is ready and formatted perfectly, it’s time to rearrange your paper. First, should be your Introduction. Next, insert your two body paragraphs. Next, insert your Conclusion. Finally, on a separate page, include your Works Cited page.
Go back to your Body Paragraphs and find the spot where you Presented evidence. After any summaries or quotes from your sources, you should include a parenthetical citation. (L) General Dwight D. Eisenhower wrote to the D-Day troops about bad leaders when he urged them to (P)“eliminat[e]...Nazi tyranny over the oppressed people of Europe" (ln 7). *If you have already named the author in your Locate statement, then you only need to put the line number after your evidence. *If you have not named the author in your Locate statement, then you should put author and ln # in your parenthetical citation. Ex. (Eisenhower, ln. 7) 4
On the next page after you finish the paper, you will include a Works Cited page. You still to include your Last Name and Page Number in the right hand corner. Center the title - Works Cited - in the middle of the page. Then insert your source citations in alphabetical order by author's last name. All sources are cited correctly in the PDF! Hurray! If the citation includes the web domain where the source came from after the citation, then ignore that. If a citation goes into a second line, then you must indent the second line one tab over.
One of the Most Common mistakes with proofreading occurs with Homonyms. ◦ Homonyms are words that sound alike but are spelled differently. We need to go over the most popular homonyms to make sure you can correct these spelling errors before you turn in the paper. So, let’s make it a challenge! Get out a piece of paper or a document on your iPad. Write down as many homonyms as you possibly can in 5 minutes. We will share out after the 5 minutes are up.
Its – shows ownership ◦ Don’t touch its dog bowl. It’s – means “it is” ◦ It’s a long time until lunch. To - shows action ◦ Let’s go to the movies. Too – is the same as “also” or “in addition” ◦ I want to come too. Two – the number 2 ◦ I have two favorite movies.
There – Denotes placement ◦ Look at that castle over there. Their – Denotes ownership ◦ That is their sweet ride. They’re – Means “they are” ◦ They’re going to meet the Queen of England. Weather – that stuff going on outside ◦ The weather is gross today! Whether – shows options ◦ Whether or not you like it, we’re going to learn about homonyms.
Our – shows ownership ◦ That’s our song playing. Are ◦ We are so happy to hear about your team’s win! Hour – time ◦ Can’t I sleep another hour. Who’s – means “who is” ◦ Who’s that guy over there. Whose – shows ownership ◦ Whose cat is in my yard?
Affect – how something influences you ◦ I was deeply affected by her vicious words. Effect – what happens after an action ◦ The effect of the science experiment was an explosion in the lab.
Read over your chair partner’s paper. Check for homonym errors! Instead of fixing the errors, just highlight them so your partner can learn from the mistake for the future.
It is time to read over your work for the last time. I can conduct brief conferences, if you would like. I cannot tell you every single mistake, but I will let you know about organizational errors.
Make sure you have a clear introduction that engages your reader, highlights the importance of your topic and presents your thesis. In body paragraphs, make sure each one has a clear main idea and that everything in the paragraph proves/points back to that first sentence. Between body paragraphs, do your best to link ideas. Make sure you have a conclusion that sums up the paper (without being super repetitive), then gives some practical ideas of what to do with the information you presented.