• English II Research Project 2016
    English II 
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    E  xplain your assignment.
    • Check here for your assignment sheet.
      Check with your English teacher for due dates! 
    • Formulate a major research question to address your topic.
    • Formulate a plan for your research.

    A nalyze possible sources to use.
    • Books

    Use Destiny to help you find a book on your topic.  destiny

    • Databases
    The following databases can be used to search information including book articles, newspapers, images, essays, etc.  If you are accessing these outside a school computer you will need the usernames and passwords.  Please stop by the circulation desk for a list of these. 
     
     
     
     
     
     

     


    G o get your information. 
    • Notetaking organizers developed by you or your teacher can be very helpful.
    • Outlines can be created quickly and easily in a word processing program. Include your notes under the appropriate subtopics.
    • Library Source Forms can be useful because they show you what types of information you need for various sources, the correct MLA format, as well as an example.

     


     

    L earn to paraphrase, summarize, quote and accurately cite all researched information.

    • Lessons in the classroom will help you understand the difference between paraphrasing, summarizing and quoting information.
    • Be sure you understand plagiarism so that it can be avoided!
    • Record all bibliographic information as you take notes.
      • Be ready to cite your information accurately according to MLA format

     


    E stablish your notes and create a first draft and any other documentation your project requires.

    S ize it up!
    • Did I evaluate the quality of my information?
      • Is it reliable and documented correctly?
    • Have I considered my audience?
      • Are my ideas presented in a logical progression?
      • Is my point of view clearly stated?
      • Did I use MLA format, parenthetical documentation, and include a Works Cited page?
    • Go for the A!