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The intensive, laborious process of writing a research paper (or…holy crud, my rough draft is due next week, and I am clueless)
Use the outline as a guide Introduction (paragraph) Author’s Bio (page) Short story summary (paragraph) Analysis of elements (1-2 pages) Comparison of author’s life to story (1 page) Conclusion (paragraph)
(Just like the English Regents exam) Choose a specific literary element used by your author. Using specific details from the passage, in a well-developed paragraph, show how the author uses that element in the story. State Show Explain
(Show) Supportive details: Directly quoted from text: “ xxxxx xxx xxxx ” (author 54). Information put in your own words: xxxx xx xxxxx xxxxx (author 54).
Lather, rinse and repeat Second literary element Third literary element Fourth…. And so on, and so on, and so on, and so on…..
Author’s life/writing Comparisons may be direct (obvious) (setting, family situations, conflicts…) Or not so obvious…. “Wilder was the survivor of a stillborn twin brother, was passionately interested in twins, and wrote about twins in his fiction and drama.”
Works Cited page and other stuff Use EasyBib: to create your works cited pageEasyBib: “P-doc” your paper (more is better than less!) Follow MLA rules for heading/headers, page numbers, margins, spacing, etc. (ehow)ehow Do not include a fancy plastic report cover Remember: all previous parts of the term paper must have been handed in or the rough draft CANNOT BE ACCEPTED.