2 10 steps to a good Research Paper Step 1= choose your topics; narrow it down, broad but not too broadStep 2= locate informationreference sources= encyclopedia, almanacs, scholarly journals, books, magazines, newspapers, internetStep 3= Prepare the bibliography cardsStep 4= Prepare the notecards
3 Steps to research paper Step 5= Prepare an outline (step ladder formatI (topic)A. (subtopic)1. (detail)a. (subdetail)
5 Step 6= Write a rough draft Step 7= Revise your rough draft Step 8= Prepare your bibliographyStep 9= Prepare the title page and table of contentsStep 10= Final Check listTitle page?, table of contents?, pages # correctly?, quotations and major resources?, bibliography?, second copy for files?
6 BIBLIOGRAPHY CARDSYou must locate 5 separate sources for your research paper (2 of them need to come from books as opposed to internet)5 separate cards that list:
7 Bibliography CardsSource type: encyclopedias, almanacs, scholarly journals, books, magazines, newspapers, or internetAuthor’s last nameAuthor’s first name and middle initialYear publishedTitle of the article/bookJournal/Magazine name (for scholarly journals)Page numbersWho published the bookurl address for internet source
8 “WORD FOR WORD text from source” Place in quotation marks INDEX CARDS-FRONT Your Name“WORD FOR WORD text from source”Place in quotation marksTitle of workPage number
9 INDEX CARDS BACK -Paraphrasing of the front quote- use your own words -CITATION OF SOURCE in MLA format DIRECTLY FOLLOWING YOUR OWN WORDS!MLA formatMost: (Author’s last name pg #)(Hobbs 10)- for a book with one authorNO AUTHOR ("Impact of Global Warming" 6). TITLE PAGE #WEBSITE (Author’s last name “title of work”)
10 INDEX CARDS 20 index cards with front and back completed Each note card gets one factQuote text is copied from the original document word for wordParaphrase: rewriting the original text in your own words- don’t just rearrange the wordsSummary: shortening the text, keeping the important information but placing it in your own words