2 There are 6 parts of the research paper Title pageOutline (double spaced)Rough DraftResearch paper (double spaced)Works cited (double spaced)Note cards (minimum 20 of information from 10 sources: so at least 30)We will look at each of these elements in detail.
3 Title Page An MLA title page includes… Title of paper (all caps) Your nameClass name (English IV)Due date of paper
4 How to create a title page Type your paper title in all caps in the center of the page. (Times New Roman 11 pt. font)Skip 4-6 more lines and type your name.Skip a line and type the class name.Skip another line and type the due date.
5 What does a title page look like? TITLE OF PAPER IN ALL CAPSYour NameName of ClassDate
6 OutlineAn MLA outline isn’t really different than other formal outlines you should have done.Use Roman NumeralsDouble spaceType your thesis at the top
7 How to create an outline Type the thesis (double spaced) at the topBelow that “I” use an A, B, and C to list your supporting details.Continue in this format until you have 3 main topics and supporting details for each.Note: You do not outline introductions and conclusionsNote: Outline must match the order of your thesis
9 The research paper Double spaced 1” margins (top, bottom, left, right) Times New Roman 11 pt. font.Length 3-5 pages typedWritten in paragraph form (full sentences)At least 5 paragraphs (intro, 3 in body, conclusion)No contractions or slangDo not use headers/footersUses parenthetical documentation (PD)Number your pages at the bottom of the pageDo not type your name on the first page….that’s what the title page was for
10 Things to remember about the research paper The organization of your paper needs to match the outline EXACTLY.For example, if the main points in your outline are causes, types, and effects, then your first body paragraph in the paper should be about causes. The second is about types. The third is about effects.
11 Parenthetical Documentation What does “parenthetical” mean?
12 Parenthetical Documentation What does “parenthetical” mean?Inside of parentheses (like this)
13 Parenthetical Documentation What does “parenthetical” mean?Inside of parentheses (like this)What does “documentation” mean?
14 Parenthetical Documentation What does “parenthetical” mean?Inside of parentheses (like this)What does “documentation” mean?Written down, documented
15 How do you write a PD?Author’s last name and page number (Huguley 46) Note: Do not use “pg” or “page” before listing the number. Very important!! Whatever name you list in the PD must match your works cited. More on this later.
17 Let’s take a closer look at the PD in that paper…
18 Works CitedYou might know the term “bibliography” better, but it’s the same as a works cited.A Works Cited page lists (in a very detailed manner) each of the sources you used in research.
19 How to cite a book Citing a Book 1. author’s last name, first name—period2. title of book (underlined or italicized)—period3. city of publication—colon4. publishing company—comma5. year of publication (use the year that is closest to 2012)—periodExample of book citation:Smith, Jane. For the Love of Puppies. Philadelphia: Harper Collins, 1999.Notice the indention of the second line!
20 How to cite a database article author’s name—periodName of article in quotations—periodName of magazine/periodical the article came from (underline this)—no punctuation afterDate the article was published—colon—and page numbers if given--periodName the database specifically, like EBSCO—periodDate you accessed the article--periodExample of Database citation…Cannon, Angie. "Just Saying No to Tests." U.S. News & World Report 18 Sept. 2008: 3. Alabama Virtual Library. 28 SeptAgain, notice the indention!
21 How to cite a website Author’s name—period Article title in quotes—periodWebsite’s title (in the blue bar)Article date--periodPut Web--period (NOTE: Some teachers may require the URL of the website, if so, put it in <brackets> just use the basic website, not the whole crazy URL) Date you accessed the website--period Example...Schuster, Alan. "Spa and Hot Tub Chemical Questions." Ask Alan. Aqua Clear Industries. 18 Aug Web. 10 Sept. 2012.Notice the indented lines!
22 What do I do when all my resources have been cited? Alphabetize them according to the first word of the citationDouble space everythingMake sure every line under the first one is indentedType Works Cited at the top of the page in the center.
23 What does the final WC page look like? Works CitedAfricanized Honey Bees Online. Internet. 29 Dec Available <http//Heinrich, Berand. “Bee.” The World Book Encyclopedia ed.Living with Killer Bees. Prod. Tony Burden. PBS. KUHT, Houston Nov. 1991Pringle, Laurence. Here Come the Killer Bees. New York: William Morrow, 1986.
24 What is a research note card? Notecards are 3x5 index cards with only one, just one, no more than one fact per card.There are 4 components to making an MLA notecard.
26 So, what goes on the Note Card?? As you find interesting facts about your topic, you will write them down.Each idea should be paraphrased/summarized (in your own words) or quoted and written on a card.DO NOT COPY AND PASTE!!!!!
27 How do you record information on the notecard? Paraphrase/Summarize—shorter, in your own words; rewrite what the author saidQuote—stating exactly what the author said; must use quotation marksDON’T PLAGIARIZE!!!! ALWAYS GIVE THE CREDIT TO THE REAL AUTHOR!
28 PLAGIARISMIt's like lip-synching to someone else's voice and accepting the applause and rewards for yourself.IF YOU PLAGIARIZE, YOU WILL FAIL!!! …any time you take a writer’s words and use them as your own, you are plagiarizing
29 1. Card Topic Topic is the kind of information on the card. Think of it as the title, or main idea of the card. After writing down the information, figure out how you could briefly categorize, or title it.
30 2. Source TitleThe source title is the name of the book, magazine, website, etc., in which you found the information.
31 4. page numbersIt is important to be accurate with the page numbers on your note cards, as you will need them for citations throughout your research paper.
33 Citing my source!!Information for this presentation came from the following sourceReese, M. “Research Paper Note Cards.” Gaston, NC Retrieved 25 September“Researching and Organizing Your Paper: The Note Card System.” English Works! at Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C. Published: present. Retrieved 24 September