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    Serial Killer Project
    Ms. Purcell
    detective
    Principles of Law 2016
    Webpage design by AHS Librarians

    E xplain your assignment.

    • Formulate a plan for your research.

    A nalyze possible sources to use.
    • Books

    Use Destiny to help you find a book.  destiny

    • Databases
    The following databases can be used to search biographical 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 biography database list at the bottom.
     

     

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    G o get your information. 

    • Note taking 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!