Current Event Rule # 1 MLA Format – Heading – Page Number Hand out of example
Current Event # 2 Formal Writing Rules No “I” “You” “We” “Us” –Instead use: One may think …. Many may argue …. Experts agree …. Generals state …. Law makers agree that.. Formal Writing Rules Rubric
Current Rule # 3 Add in an In-text citation What is an “in-text citation?” Define Hand out rules Find author of article Demo – Google NewsGoogle News What if you can not find author?
New Current Event Rule # 4 You must add a “Works Cited” for your Current Event in MLA Format. Use Easybib.com to create thisEasybib.com citation Easybib Demo – Manual and Auto – Website – Book Hanging indent Place citation at the bottom of the page
Current Event Rule # 5 Add TWO Vocabulary Words Can use any of the words we used so far Must be used correctly Can use various forms of the word Ex: contradict Ex: contradiction Must be BOLDED –If not bolded -10
Current Event Rule # 6 Create a Thesis Statement based on article Must be the last sentence in the first paragraph Must sum up your opinion and have at least one piece of evidence supporting your opinion Must be bolded
C.E. Thesis Statement Mr. Wilno’s Example: Oscar Pistorius has been arrested for shooting his girlfriend; however, one may believe that he knowingly murdered her and should be found guilty.
Current Event Rule # 7 Select an article from any of New Egypt high school’s databases relating to your topic Helps you gather info for your final paper Save all info that you find Use it as a source for paper