Research Unit

American Literary Movements Research Project
Assignment Overview:

Topic: Eleventh-grade students will have the opportunity to choose a career to research and to investigate its history, demographics, duties, qualifications and education, related fields, prospects, earnings, advancements, and nature.  

Process: Research Paper are completed in Google Classroom. You will be guided through this process step-by-step in class. All phases of the writing process are collected for grading, feedback and revision within Google Classroom. This site contains resources for each phase of research, writing and revision, but the actual assignments are posted in Google Classroom.

Here is a copy of the assignment:
11th Grade Research Project 

Here is a copy of the Visual Aid Template for the Presentation:
Visual Aid Template

Credible and Reliable Sources:

A How to Guide (linked from the school library)

BEFORE YOU ASK ME TO APPROVE A SOURCE YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT, USE THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES:

  1. In general, any URL that ends with .edu, .org or .gov is usually reliable.
  2. In general, any URL ending in .com is NOT reliable. However, if it has a Bibliography with reliable sources, you may use it.
  3. If the author can be proven to be a known expert or authority on your subject, you may use the source.
The Research Process:

Noodletools: (Notecards and Works Cited)

Note: I will walk you through setting up your free school account for Noodletools in class.

When and how to quote, paraphrase and summarize information:

Summarizing, Paraphrasing and Quoting Guide.pdf

The Writing Process:

Resources for Introducing/Weaving Quotes:

http://www.gallaudet.edu/tip/english_center/writing/quoting_and_praphrases.html

http://www.uwgb.edu/writingcenter/handouts/Quoting.htm

MLA Format:

Quick Check for Plagiarism:

check

Sample Annotated MLA Paper.pdf
 

Revision:

You will use Grammarly to proofread and revise your rough draft.

ResearchPaper-EditingSheet.doc


MLA Checklist.doc

Grading:

All incremental phases are graded for classwork credit during incremental check-ins during class.

Rough Draft with Works Cited Page: 100 points (practice & reinforcement)

Final Paper Rubric:
ELA 11 Research Paper Rubric.docx

Presentation Rubric:
Informational Speech Rubric.doc

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