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    AP Research Paper
     
    Literature Criticism
    English IV
    Spring 2019
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     E xplain your assignment.
     
    • Check here for your assignment sheet.
    • assignment sheet.
    • 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 .  destiny

      You may want to look at the following literary reference ebooks to assist you with this research.
      • Novels for Students                                       
      • Short Stories for Students                             
      • Bowling, Beatniks, & Bell Bottoms Pop culture of 20th Century America           
      • Drama for Students                                     
      • Shakespeare for Students                            
      • American Decades Primary Sources             
      • Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism        
         
      • Search Apps
      The following search apps can be used to search literary 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.  For this project you may also find it helpful to have a free Harris County Public Library card.  With this card you may access their database list at the bottom.
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
     
    Gale EBooks (select Literature)  Gale GVRL
     
    • Short Stories for Students                             
    • Bowling, Beatniks, & Bell Bottoms Pop culture of 20th Century America           
    • Drama for Students                                     
    • Shakespeare for Students                            
    • American Decades Primary Sources             
    • Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism
     
    • Harris County Public Library Databases  ( You must have a Harris County Public Library card to access these databases. These are free!  Stop by the Atascocita or Kingwood Branch)
       They have 20th Century Lit. Crit. database--the last one in the list.
        

      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.

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

    • Check to make sure your information is relevant as well as reliable.
      • Helpful documents from the English department:
      • Have you used books and online information from library databases?
      • Keep the purpose of your research and your audience in mind as you present your information.

       


      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!