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1 Do NOW! Based upon your experience with the Internet, what are some possible disadvantages or limitations of a website source? SWBAT: –develop an outline using the MLA format and a minimum of three levels: I, A, 1 –Understand the formats of both topic and sentence outlines. –Apply principles of coordination and subordination of ideas.

2 Writing a Research Paper Step 3: Outlining & Taking Notes

3 Working outline: Before you start taking notes, make a working outline. A working outline is informal and definitely NOT final. Purpose: to guide your research and note-taking.

4 How to plan your working outline: 1.What are the questions I want to find answers to? 2.What are the most important ideas I want to cover in my paper? 3.What background info will readers need to have? 4.What are the main parts, or sections, of my paper and how do they relate to one another? 5.How might I best organize the information? 6.What conclusions do I expect to draw?

5 Sample Working Outline: Lacrosse: Yesterday and Today I.History of Lacrosse A. Developed by Native Americans 1. A violent game called “baggataway” 2. Used to train warriors B. Adopted by French settlers in Canada 1.Called lacrosse Montreal Lacrosse Club rules standardized II. How the game is played A. Teams 1. Number of Players 2. Team standards B. Rules 1. Rules of Play 2. Penalties C. Equipment 1. Protective gear 2. Field equipment

6 Activity: Analyzing a Topic to Formulate Main Headings Worksheet Identifying the Main Headings in Your Research Paper

7 Activity: Make a Working outline On a separate sheet of paper, write a working outline for your research paper. Think about the main ideas you want to cover and how best to arrange them. Remember that this outline will probably be revised.

8 Assessment: Place the following ideas into a 3 level outline according to the MLA format. –Topic: Types of Sources almanacs, secondary sources, biographies, diaries, autobiographies, tertiary sources, primary sources, encyclopedias, literary criticism, journal articles, interviews, directories

9 I.Types of Sources A.Primary Sources 1.Autobiographies 2.Diaries 3.Interviews B.Secondary Sources 1.Literary criticism 2.Biographies 3.Journal articles C.Tertiary Sources 1.Almanacs 2.Directories 3.encyclopedias


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