• Decade Timeline
    Mrs. Mayhall
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    E explain your assignment.
    • Check here for your assignment sheet.
    • Formulate a major research question to address your topic.
    • Formulate a plan for your research.
     A nalyze possible sources to use. 
    Use Destiny to locate books on your topic.  
    If you just feel you must use a search engine, because you could absolutely not find anything in the databases...try Infotopia.

     G go 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
    • Online citation generators:


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

    • Did you find enough information to support your major research question?
    • Check to make sure your information is relevant as well as reliable.
      • Have you used books and online information from library databases?
      • Do you feel confident that you have evaluated information found on the Internet correctly? If not, please ask for help! 
    • 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?
      • Does it support my thesis?
    • Do I have a special presentation?
    • 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 and include a Works Cited page?
    • Go for the A!