You must develop a research question which is debatable. You may pose your question as Should toy companies censor video games for players under 25. (weird example, I know!)
Motivation/ Problem statement: What issue or problem is your paper going to address? Why do you care about the problem/what is its significance?
What kinds of research did you conduct?
What did you discover about your research topic?
What are the larger implications of your findings?
After posing a question, find a minimum of five reliable sources for your topic. These may include internet articles, magazine articles, journals, historical documents, books, interviews, etc. Please use Pro Quest on the library site. NO GALE!
Three to five facts in support of my question:
Facts which counter my argument/question:
Format of Research paper – MLA
Typed, double spaced, 12 point, Times New Roman
Works Cited Page (can create this with Noodle tools, check School Loop, Library Tab.
First paragraph development
HOOK: Your first paragraph will begin with a hook comprised of some statements about the issue. THis will be comprised of a few sentences/statements.
OVERVIEW OF PROBLEM: The next part of your introductory paragraph should give the reader an overview of the issue/problem.
THESIS: This thesis can be comprised of on statement or a few, it must include a statement which mentions the problem that is being debated. You can even present your thesis with a sentence that begins with ALTHOUGH (COUNTER ARGUMENT) ..then YOUR ARGUMENT.
NOTE: YOU CANNOT USE ANY PERSONAL PRONOUNS SUCH AS I, ME, or YOU. You will not receive credit on the paper if these terms are used.
You will have multiple body paragraphs that follow the format of Claim, Evidence, Analysis.
ALL QUOTES MUST BE CITED CORRECTLY!!!!! The authors name is in parentheses, etc.
ALL RESEARCH PAPERS ARE DUE IN TURNITIN.COM by JANUARY 7, 2020
sources need to be within 5 years