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There are 5 parts of the MLA research paper 1.Title page 2.Outline (double spaced) 3.Research paper (double spaced) 4.Works cited (double spaced) 5.Notecards We will look at each of these elements in detail.
Title Page An MLA title page includes… Title of paper (all caps) Your name Due date of paper Class name (LA 2, 3, or 4)
How to create a title page Type your paper title in all caps in the center of the page. If set at single spacing,… Skip 4-6 more lines and type your name. Skip 2 lines more lines and type the due date. Skip 2 more lines and type the class name.
Outline An MLA outline isn’t really different than other formal outlines you may have done. Use Roman Numerals Double space Type your thesis at the top
How to create an outline Type the thesis (double spaced) at the top Skip a couple lines and start your outline with Roman Numeral I. Below 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 conclusions Note: Outline must match the order of your thesis
The research paper Double spaced Length determined by the teacher- 5 paragraphs here Written in paragraph form 5 paragraphs (intro, 3 body, conclusion) No contractions or slang Do not use headers/footers Do not type your name on the first page….that’s what the title page was for We will be writing your rough draft beginning Monday, April 16 th in MORNING LA CLASS. We will compose one paragraph a day, Monday through Thursday. Friday we attend the Earth Day Movie Field Trip. You will write your conclusion at home over the weekend. MONDAY, APRIL 20, YOU WILL BRING TYPED ROUGH DRAFT IN FOR CONFERENCING!!!!
Things to remember about the research paper The organization of your paper needs to match the outline EXACTLY. For example, as the main points in your outline are cause of invention (problem), how, when & where solution occurred (invention), and consequences (positive or negative, specifically as it affects middle schoolers) THEN your first body paragraph in the paper should be about the problem, the second about the invention and the third about consequences to middle schoolers.
Works Cited You might know the term “bibliography” better, but it’s the same as a works cited. A WC page lists (in a very detailed manner) each of the sources you used in research.
How to cite a book Citing a Book 1. author’s last name, first name—period 2. title of book (underlined or italicized)—period 3. city of publication—colon 4. publishing company—comma 5. year of publication (use the year that is closest to 2012)—period Example of book citation: Smith, Jane. For the Love of Puppies. Philadelphia: Harper Collins, 1999. Notice the indention of the second line! This is called a hanging indent!
How to cite a book on the notecard (WC notecard) 4 Smith, Jane. For the Love of Puppies. Philadelphia: Harper Collins, 1999. My note: Interesting information about puppies, but more a personal tale than information. Author’s name Book’s title, italics Place of Publication Publisher Date of Publication Researcher’s comment Researcher’s source number
How to cite an Online article 1.author’s name—period 2.Name of article in quotations—period 3.Name of magazine/periodical the article came from (underline this)—no punctuation after 4.Date the article was published 5.Virtual Library (or you can name the database specifically, like KidsSearch)—period 6.Date you accessed the article--period Example of Online citation… Cannon, Angie. "Just Saying No to Tests." U.S. News & World Report 18 Oct. 1999: 3. Alabama Virtual Library. 28 Feb. 2003. Again, notice the indention!
How to cite an Online article on a notecard 4 Boynton, Robert S. “The Tyranny of Copyright?” The New York Times Magazine 25 January 2004: 40+ My note: Difficult to read but has interesting information about intellectual property law. Author’s name Article’s title, in quote marks Date of Publication Researcher’s comment Researcher’s source number Page(s) on which article appears Newspaper’s or magazine’s title, underlined
How to cite a website 1.author’s name—period 2.Article title in quotes—period 3.Website’s title (in the blue bar) 4.Article date--period 5.Date you accessed the website--period 6.URL of the website—period (just use the basic website, not the whole crazy URL) Example... Schuster, Alan. "Spa and Hot Tub Chemical Questions." Ask Alan. Aqua-Clear Industries. 18 Aug. 2008. 10 Oct. 2008. www.askalan.com. www.askalan.com Notice the indented lines!
How to cite a website 4 Boynton, Robert S. “The Tyranny of Copyright?” Slate 25 January 2004: 12 April 2012 http://slate.msn.com/id/33044. http://slate.msn.com/id/33044 My note: Difficult to read but has interesting information about intellectual property law. Researcher’s source number Author’s name Article’s title, in quote marks Newspaper’s or magazine’s title, underlined Date of Publication URL address Date you accessed the site Researcher’s comment
What do I do when all my resources have been cited? 1.Alphabetize them according to the first word of the citation 2.Double space everything 3.Make sure every line under the first one is indented; this is called a hanging indent. 4.Type Works Cited at the top of the page in the center.
What is a research note card? As opposed to a Works Cited notecard!! 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. Example on next slide.
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.
How do you record information on the notecard? Paraphrase/Summarize—shorter, in your own words; rewrite what the author said Quote—stating exactly what the author said; must use quotation marks DON’T PLAGIARIZE!!!! ALWAYS GIVE THE CREDIT TO THE REAL AUTHOR!
PLAGIARISM It'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
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.
2. Source Title The source title is the name of the book, magazine, website, etc., in which you found the information, as it appears in your list of sources.
4. page numbers It is important to be accurate with the page numbers on your note cards. For this project you will not need them for citations throughout your research paper, but in the future you will.