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Getting Started The topic of your paper will be an analysis of the style of an American poet and how specific elements of his/her style can be seen in at least two-three of his/her poems. You may select from the list of poets provided.
AMERICAN POETS - Maya Angelou- Elizabeth Bishop - Gwendolyn Brooks- Jim Carroll - Lucille Clifton- Billy Collins - E.E Cummings- Gerald Early - Robert Frost- Nikki Giovanni - Langston Hughes- Randall Jarrell - James Johnson- Thomas Johnson - Louis L’Amour- Walton A. Litz - Henry W. Longfellow- Robert Lowell - Edgar L. Masters- Edna Millay - Marianne Moore- Ogden Nash - Sylvia Plath- Edgar A. Poe - Edwin Arlington Robinson- Carl Sandburg - Anne Sexton- Gary Soto - Sara Teasdale- Wallace Stevens - John Updike- Alice Walker - Robert Warren- William Williams - Phillis Wheatley- Paul Lawrence Dunbar
“Because I could not stop for Death-” ~ Emily Dickinson Because I could not stop for Death – He kindly stopped for me – The Carriage held but just Ourselves – And Immortality. We slowly drove – He knew no haste And I had put away My labor and my leisure too, For His Civility – We passed the School, where Children strove At Recess – in the Ring – We passed the Fields of Gazing Grain – We passed the Setting Sun –
Or rather – He passed us – The Dews drew quivering and chill – For only Gossamer, my Gown – My Tippet – only Tulle – We paused before a House that seemed A Swelling of the Ground – The Roof was scarcely visible – The Cornice – in the Ground – Since then – 'tis Centuries – and yet Feels shorter than the Day I first surmised the Horses' Heads Were toward Eternity – “Because I could not stop for Death-” Continued… ~ Emily Dickinson
Paper Requirements A minimum of 4 pages of content is required. A separate works cited page listing your resources is required. All papers MUST be submitted to turnitin.com on or before the final due date. **Papers NOT turned in to the turn-It-In.com web page will not be able to be graded. **
Sources All sources must be approved books, databases, or websites. Wikipedia is NOT A VALID SOURCE and your internet sources must be from the High School Pathfinder located on the school library web page. You must use at least four sources to complete your research.
Format This paper will be written according to strict MLA format. The final paper must be at least four pages, typed, double spaced, Times New Roman, with one inch margins. You will also need a works cited page. We will go over all the details as we work on the research paper. Please keep all papers that are handed out concerning the assignment in your research envelope. Envelopes, papers, notes, handouts etc. must come to class with you every day. You will get explanations for each stage of the process. They are all important and necessary to complete your paper successfully.
Grading The FINAL DRAFT of the paper itself will be worth two test grades! The stages of the process (source cards, outline, note cards, thesis statement, rough draft etc.) will count as quiz or homework grades in Genesis. Due dates will be determined for each stage of the process. We will remind you about them over the course of the assignment. Since this is a long term project, please note the following guidelines: Any part of the process that is handed in late (that does not include the final paper) will lose ten points per day that it is late. The final paper will lose twenty points per day that it is late. If you have a problem with any due date, you must see us BEFORE the due date. Computer problems, printer & ink problems, school activities, trips, and absences will not be excuses for lateness.
Plagiarism Plagiarism will result in a grade of ZERO for any assignment resulting from work that is not your own If you plagiarize any of your Research Paper and try to pass it off as your own we WILL FIND OUT!!!!!!
Source Cards Guidelines For Source Cards 4 Source Cards are required (Label them A, B, C and D) Include a Capital Letter in the Upper Right Hand Corner of each card (Ex. 1 st Source Card will be “A”, 2 nd Source Card will be “B”, 3 rd Source Card will be “C”, and 4 th Source Card will be “D”) Copy down the source information exactly as it will appear on the works cited page Write your name on the bottom left of the note card
Source Cards Format A Last Name, First Name. Title. City: Publisher, Date. ****** YOU MUST INDENT****** Your Name
Source Card Example A Wilson, John. The People and Place of The Harlem Renaissance. New York: Westinghouse, 1998. ****** YOU MUST INDENT****** Your Name
Source Card Example B Liston, Julie. The Life and Times of Poe. Chicago: Chelsea House, 1998. ****** YOU MUST INDENT****** Your Name
What is wrong with the Source Card below??? Julie Liston. The Life and Times of Poe. Chicago: Chelsea House, 1998 Tom Jones
What is wrong with the Source Card below??? A Julie Liston. The Life and Times of Poe. Philadelphia, Pa.: Chelsea House. Edgar Allen Poe
Note Cards Notes should be in your own words Use a different card for each idea- but have 2-3 facts per card If you choose to write a quote make sure to use quotation marks – no more than 3 Use proper note card format – see next slide
Note Card Format Place the matching Source Card’s Letter (Ex. “A”) plus the number in the Upper Right Hand Corner (Ex. “A1”, “A2”, “A3”, etc…) Write a topic for the note card in the top left Examples – Author’s Life, Poem Place the Page Number (if it’s a print source) in the bottom right corner Place your name at the bottom left of the note card
Note card Format Notes: 2-3 facts per card 3 quotes – at the most Paraphrase / Summary / Quote Topic Pg # Source Letter Card # 3 or 4 throughout the entire paper – come up with these first; it will steer your research A, B, C, or D and card number Use quotations marks You will need this for the citation within the paper; If you do not have a pg # write n/a Your Name
Sample Note Cards Author’s LifeA1 In her later years, Emily Dickinson increasingly withdrew from public life. Your Name P.17
Sample Note Cards Poem B1 Emily Dickinson personifies death as a gentleman in her poem “Because I could not stop for Death.” Your Name P. 51
Can You Find The Mistakes? A1 Author’s Life In her later years, Emily Dickinson increasingly withdrew from public life. Emily Dickinson P.17
Thesis Statement What is a Thesis Statement? A thesis statement is a single declarative sentence that states what you want your readers to know, believe, or understand after having read your essay. A thesis statement is a single sentence. The thesis statement is the main point you want to make. The Thesis Statement is the last sentence in the first paragraph. The Thesis Statement is what you are trying to “prove” in your paper.
Tips for Writing a Thesis The thesis statement declares the main purpose of the entire paper. It should answer the questions: "What is my opinion on subject X? What am I going to illustrate or define or argue in this paper?“ Poor Thesis Statement: States a fact only Expresses personal opinion only Generalizes the entire topic Written as a question Uses first person Appears as the first sentence of the intro Good Thesis Statement: Is a declarative sentence Contains a judgment May compare or contrast May focus on a cause or effect May propose a solution or problem Appears at the end of the intro
Thesis Statement Sample Thesis Statement: Emily Dickinson’s life influenced her works as seen in “Because I could not stop for Death.” The Thesis Statement is what you are trying to “prove” in your paper.
Citations Within Paper Every fact needs a citation: Either a summary, paraphrase, or quote – all need citations The citation gives credit to where credit is due, otherwise it is considered plagiarism Your sentence with the facts (author’s last name & page number where you found the information). Examples: Shakespeare is considered one of the most amazing playwrights of his time (Miller 10). Ben Johnson said that, “Shakespeare is not of an age, but for all time” (Miller 23-24).
Guidelines for Citations Use if you know the following: Name of the Author: (Author’s Last Name and Page #) Ex. (Smith 10) Name of Publication (No Author): (Shorten Title and Page #) Ex. (“Poets” 17)
Outline This is used to organize your note taking process Think of your paper in sections – you need to figure out how many sections your paper will have and what each section will cover Each section has a heading and each heading has sub categories
Sample Outline- this is how your document should look!!! Take Notes! Jenna Davis Mrs. Davis ELA 9 Adv. March 2014 Snicker Bars and Food Addiction Thesis: I.Introduction A.Hook B.Intro info C.Thesis D.Transitional Sentence
This is what your outline should look like! II. Subtopic 1 (one aspect of your teen condition) A. Main idea of first body paragraph 1. detail fact (citation). 2. detail fact (citation). 3. detail fact ( citation). B. Main idea of first body paragraph 1. detail fact (citation). 2. detail fact (citation). III. Subtopic 2 (the second aspect of your teen issue) A. Main idea of first body paragraph 1. detail fact (citation). 2. detail fact (citation). 3. detail fact ( citation). B. Main idea of first body paragraph 1. detail fact (citation). 2. detail fact (citation).
This is what your outline should look like! V. Conclusion A. Restate major points B. Restate thesis C. Try to establish what you have proven in a bigger picture
Works Cited Page Alphabetize by the author’s last name. If the author is unknown, alphabetize by the title. Double-space the entire list of works cited. Use a hanging indent for each entry.
Works Cited Page 1" margin Works Cited Davis, Jennifer. Girl Scout Cookies Rock.New York: Spartan Publishing, 2013. Landis, Nichole. How to Train for a 5K.Philadelphia: Random House Publishers, 2014. 1" margin
Works Cited Page Example Works Cited Bestoff, Len. “Cell Phone Use Increases Risk of Accidents, but Users Willing to Take the Risk.” WRAL Online. 11 Nov. 1999. 12 Jan. 2001http://wral-tv.com/news/wral/1999/1110-talking-driving.http://wral-tv.com/news/wral/1999/1110-talking-driving Farmers Insurance Group. “New Survey Shows Drivers Have Had ‘Close Calls’ with Cell Phone Users.” Farmers Insurance Group. 8 May 2000. 12 Jan. 2001 http://www.farmersinsurance.com/news_cellphones.html. http://www.farmersinsurance.com/news_cellphones.html Haughney, Christine. “Taking Phones out of Driver’s Hands.” Washington Post. 5 Nov. 2000: A8. Smith, John. Cell Phones and Driving. New York: Princeton House, 2000. Walton, Susan. Why are Cell Phones Dangerous to use While Driving? Chicago: Random House Publishing, 2004.
Peer Edit 1.Is there an attention getter? 2.Underline the thesis 3.Does the intro provide an overview? 4.Are there transitions? 5.Does the paper seem like a report? 6.Circle any contractions 7.Circle any “I” – “me” – “my” 8.Check for basic sentence structure errors 9.Does the conclusion start with “In conclusion” : bad! 10.Does the conclusion wrap up loose ends? 11.Are the citations in the correct format? 12.Is the paper in MLA format? (12, TNR, DS, H, H, T, WC)