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The Research Paper

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Ask yourself, "What else do I need to learn?"
Go through your brainstorming ideas to see whether any of them are related.

Put on your thinking cap.
a. Define your subject.
Brainstorm
Group similar ideas together.
List your ideas.






Which of these words could pair up?
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Vol XCIII, No. 311
1. Plan
Steps
a. Define your subject.
The Research Paper
What do you know?
What is research? Morphologically, what does it mean?
How do you do it?
Name some tools to use for research.
Name some sources of information.
Research = re + search
again
to look for
to find
Therefore, you are rediscovering and reporting information that has already been discussed or published.
My ideas:
space shuttle
creatures from outer space; aliens; E.T. or extraterrestrials
rocket science
astronauts
mosquito
shrimp
puppy
fish
dog
tiger
firefly
bread
doghouse
monkey
rocket
sled
garage
butter
snowboard
car
banana
shuttle

Dogs and animals in space
Siberian Huskies
German Shepherds
Animals on postage stamps
Space exploration
Animal astronauts
Exploring outer space
History of space travel
Rockets
Spacecrafts
Scientific events
Cosmonauts
Russian space missions
Sputnik

1. Plan.
2. Search for information.
3.Take notes.
5. Publish and report findings and/or results.
4. Organize information gathered.
b. Brainstorm.
List ideas you already know.
List key words and ideas.
Think of anything that reminds you of the subject.
List as many ideas as you can … even if they seem silly.
c. Categorize ideas.
d. Make a quest strategy.
I want to know about…
The topic I’m interested in is …
I’d like to know more about…
My favorite subject is …
My interest is …
I am interested in learning about…

Think of anything that reminds you of the subject.

List as many ideas as you can … even if they seem silly.
List ideas you already know.
Make a list of key words and phrases.
What I know:
I think it was a German Shepherd or a Siberian Husky.

My neighbor is an ex-astronaut, He surely knows about it.

I wonder what he ate.

Did he live long? Did he pee in the spaceship?

Wasn’t there a Russian spaceship named Sputnik?
Use 4 x 6 index cards
How?
Note Cards
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Monday, February 17, 2014
Vol XCIII, No. 311
The Research Paper
What do you know?
What is research? Morphologically, what does it mean?
How do you do it?
Name some tools to use for research.
Name some sources of information.
Research = re + search
again
to look for
to find
Therefore, you are rediscovering and reporting information that has already been discussed or published.
Categorize these words.
human
orangutan
leopard
monkey
crab
ant

Are you Dilbert and his coworkers?
Consider all the places where you can find answers to your questions.

Step 2 - Make a quest strategy and search for information.
Gather your tools.
In the library:
Reference Books
Non-Fiction Books
Newspapers
Magazines
Encyclopedia
Dictionary
Computer Tools
Audiobooks
Information CDs (CD Rom)

Government Websites
Park Rangers
Biologists
Specialists
Naturalists
Teachers
Parents
Priests, Pastors
Authors, Writers
Museum Directors, Curators
Interview Experts
Resources from Home
Educational Videos
TV Programs
Books
Computer
Elders (Parents, Grandparents, Relatives who are knowledgeable
Browse Classroom Resources
Teacher
Textbooks
Reference Books
Encyclopedia
Computer
Charts
3 X 5 index cards
4 x 6 index cards
lists of words and phrases

teacher's guideline
Plagiarism = Felony = Zer0
Using the exact words from the source without using citation

Using the words from another source, changing them, rearranging them (even without citation)

Summarizing or paraphrasing another source without citation
Fiction
Nonfiction
historical fiction
fantasy
science fiction
realistic fiction
chick flick
If you go to someone's house and take his or her iPod and claim that it's yours, that is stealing.
Taking the words and ideas from a source and claiming them as your own is also stealing.
Take notes correctly.
How do you avoid plagiarism?
2. Use bibliography cards
1. Use note cards
Give your card a title.
Source Code or Number
Summary of ideas.
"Quotes"
Paraphrase
Page Reference
Use 4 x 6 index cards
Note Cards
Use 4 x 6 index cards
Note Cards
Use one index card for each bit of information.

Quote "copied text."

Write only essential words.

Abbreviate if possible. Use shorthand if you know it.
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Monday, February 17, 2014
Vol XCIII, No. 311
The Research Paper
What do you know?
What is research? Morphologically, what does it mean?
How do you do it?
Name some tools to use for research.
Name some sources of information.
Research = re + search
again
to look for
to find
Therefore, you are rediscovering and reporting information that has already been discussed or published.
For a Book
Bibliography Cards
Why are they important?
to avoid plagiarism

summarizes your sources of information

to support your credibility

to enable your readers to check the information you presented

to make available to your readers the resources they may not know exists
1. Author's Last Name, First Name

2. "Title of the Article"

3. Title of the Book or Periodical

4. Volume Number

5. Publication Data (Place:Publisher, Date)

6. Page Numbers

7. Website Title and Url address (if online)

8. Type of Medium (print, audio, video, etc.)

7. Location (Where did you access the source?)
Bibliography Cards
Bibliography Cards
For a Book
Bibliography Cards
For a Periodical
Bibliography Cards
For a Periodical
Bibliography Cards
For an Encyclopedia Article
Bibliography Cards
For an Encyclopedia Article
Bibliography Cards
For an Internet Source
Bibliography Cards
For a Book
Bibliography Cards
For a Personal Interview
Bibliography Cards
For a Periodical
Bibliography Cards
For a Published Interview
Bibliography Cards
For a Published Interview
Bibliography Cards
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Monday, February 17, 2014
Vol XCIII, No. 311
The Research Paper
What do you know?
What is research? Morphologically, what does it mean?
How do you do it?
Name some tools to use for research.
Name some sources of information.
Research = re + search
again
to look for
to find
Therefore, you are rediscovering and reporting information that has already been discussed or published.
Step 4 -Organizing Information

Analyze a Sample Paper
Outlining
Drafting
Editing
Rewriting
Proofreading
Finalizing
Lesson Objectives
With college and career in mind, you should be able to:
1. choose a topic by brainstorming, listing and categorizing ideas

2. taking Cornell notes on the presentation about research paper writing

3. follow the format in taking notes and bibliography cards

4. take notes for the research paper project

5. analyze a given sample research paper

6. write a research paper (due on May 2, 2014)
What do you know?
1. What is research?
2. How do you do research?
3. Name some tools you use to do research.
4. Name some sources of information.
What are the ways that you have plagiarized and explain why you believe you did it?


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Monday, February 17, 2014
Vol XCIII, No. 311
The Research Paper
What do you know?
What is research? Morphologically, what does it mean?
How do you do it?
Name some tools to use for research.
Name some sources of information.
Research = re + search
again
to look for
to find
Therefore, you are rediscovering and reporting information that has already been discussed or published.
Practice 1
Categorize your note cards.
Outlining
Kinds of Citations:
Citing
or In-Text Citation
Parenthetical Citation
Bibliographic Citation
Author's Name, Page Number
Lesson Objectives:
You should be able to :
analyze the parts of a given sample research paper
follow the format in writing a research paper
use correct MLA citations in writing the research paper

Monday, February 17, 2014
Vol XCIII, No. 311
The Research Paper
What do you know?
What is research? Morphologically, what does it mean?
How do you do it?
Name some tools to use for research.
Name some sources of information.
Research = re + search
again
to look for
to find
Therefore, you are rediscovering and reporting information that has already been discussed or published.
Step 5 -Publish
Pick one of your note cards.
Paraphrase the information.
Write a parenthetical citation.

Practice 2
Pick another note card - one with quoted information.
Write an in-text citation.
or Works Cited
Outlining
Build your outline.
Which cards can be grouped together?

- for the introduction?

- for the body? into one paragraph or section of the paper?

- for the conclusion?
Citing
Drafting
Revising
Editing/Proofreading
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Research Paper Checklist
Make sure that your paper is in order before submitting the final paper for grading.
Tasks Today
Put your ideas in black and white.
You don't have to start with the introduction.
It is messy. You don't expect your draft to be perfect.
Just start writing. Don't worry about errors at this point.
Your main goal is to get the information organized into one paper.
Make sure that each topic sentence starts in an interesting and different way.
Revise sentences that use the personal pronouns such as I, you, and other forms.
Correct fragments.
Insert transition words where they are needed.
Use the thesaurus to restate overused words. Make sure not to repeat content words.
Define key terms. Do not assume that your reader will understand them.
Rewrite everything that is not grammatically sound, confusing or awkward.
Rectify subject-verb agreement errors.
Repa
Check the format.
Fix misspelled words.
Correct misused or incorrect punctuation marks.
Verify that the beginning of sentences and proper nouns are capitalized.
Lesson Objectives
You should be able to organize the ideas you have gathered logically by:
categorizing your note cards
creating an outline of your research paper.
Lesson Objectives
You should be able to produce a handwritten draft of your paper making sure that information gathered from expert sources are cited following MLA format.
Pick up a white binder before you go to your seat.
Warm Up/Review:
Quote the given statement correctly following MLA format.
Lesson Objectives
You should be able to produce a handwritten draft of your paper making sure that information gathered from expert sources are cited following MLA format.
Pick up a white binder before you go to your seat.

You should be able to create an electronic document of your paper on Google drive making sure that information gathered from expert sources are cited following MLA format.
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