The Final Paper
In case you need to review. Here is the initial project format and description. All other pages listed will help you with your final paper turn in.
As per class discussion today. Here is the new due date status
- Turned in on time: Possible 100.
- Turned in after 12.16 and on 12.23: Possible 90
- Turned in after 12.23 and/or on 12.30: Possible: 80
- Turned in after 12.30 and/or on 1.3: Possible 70
- Turned in after 1.3: 50%
- Failure to turn in essay: World Literature Benchmark can result in failure of coursework.
TOPIC APPROVAL: 28 NOVEMBER 2011
25SOURCE CARDS:/50 NOTE CARDS: 6 DECEMBER 2011
TYPED OUTLINE/BLOCKS: 9 DECEMBER 2011
ROUGH DRAFTS*: 13 and 15 DECEMBER 2011
FINAL COPY**: 16 DECEMBER 2011
*Two copies of your typed rough draft are due before the bell rings. Do not plan on using the school’s copy machine. There will invariably be a lengthy line.
**Final copy must be turned in before the bell of the class period of the student regardless of computer problems or recent absences.
REMEMBER: THREE WEEKS IS LONG ENOUGH.
I. Basic Instructions to Writing A Successful MLA Term Paper
A. Assignment: Write an Argumentative Research Paper: 10 full
pages and onto the 11th page. Works Cited could be on page 12.
1. Must prove a three-five fold thesis statement.
2. In order to prove the thesis, eight outside sources need to be
used to support the thesis.
3. Outside sources must be collected properly and documented
B. Out Sources: 8 Outside Source: Minimum
In compiling information for the research paper, students must be able to collect data from a myriad of different media. Students must use 4 different forms of media or they will fail to meet the minimum source requirements. The following are the parameters for outside sources:
1. Books, newspapers articles, magazine articles, movies, lectures,
2. One encyclopedia reference (max) or dictionary (max)
(1 encyclopedia + 1 dictionary= 1 source).
You may not use: www.wikipedia.com
3. Two personal interviews (max)
4. Two computer references max (i.e. Internet)
*** Internet sources may be used, as long as they are credible
resources. (i.e. www.newsbank.com is okay, but
www.ryansviewonantiabortionblogspot.com is probably not).
NO MORE THAN TWO BOOKS, ARTICLES, ETC. FROM THE SAME AUTHOR
C. One Paper Topic per Period
1. Each student will have a maximum of 60 seconds to choose a topic
2. The picking order will follow the extra credit positions that have already been determined. For example, if the first student in period #1 takes the topic anti-gun control, no other student during that period may do their paper on anti-gun control. Failure to comply with this policy will result in an automatic zero.
D. Paper Checks:
1. Miss Loock will randomly choose 4 students from each period to show where they found every cite in the paper: page, paragraph and line number. Failure to verify every cite’s inception to Miss Loock within one week after the paper is due is considered an evasion and will result in a zero on the MLA research paper.
2. Failure to turn in the MLA research paper will results in immediate failure of Honors World Literature.
E. Specific Typing and Paper Size Requirements (132-138, 319)
1. 8 ½ by 11 paper
2. Double space every line
3. Font: 12 point, times new roman
4. Consult example in your MLA Handbook for spacing, indents, and heading.
F. Plagiarism is when a student uses any of the following without documentation: (65)
1. Another’s wording
2. Particularly apt term
3. Paraphrasing another’s argument
4. Presenting another’s line of thinking
G. Outlining (48)
H. Citing Books – The 8 Step Process (142)
1. Author’s last name, first name & middle initial
2. Title of book – Books are always underlined, articles, short stories, poems, etc. are
always in quotes.
3. Name of editor, translator of compiler
4. Edition used
5. Number(s) of volume(s) used
6. Name of the series
7. Place of publication, name of publisher, and date of publication
8. Page numbers
I. Citing Articles (180), Citing Newspapers (185), Citing Magazines (144-45)
J. Citing Computers (207)
K. Works Cited Page (models on 321)
L. Citing – Two Ways of Citing (242)
1. Use the author’s name (first as well as last) in the text and qualify his credentials for
being quoted as an expert in a field related to the topic. Put the page number at the end of the quote.
2. Copy a quote. At the end of the quote, place the author’s last name and page number in parenthesis.
M. Miscellaneous Decalogue of Important Issues
1. Book titles
3. Using names correctly
4. Citing the Bible
5. Book by two or more authors
6. Citing lectures or Bible studies
7. Anonymous book or article
9. Book without publication information