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					Research Paper
    English II
      You are required to research and compose a paper based on a
topic related to the Holocaust or Night. You may choose topics
such as: World War II, The Red Army, concentration camps, Dr.
Josef Mengele, Adolf Hitler, how the U.S. was affected by the
Holocaust, court trials of Nazis, children of the Holocaust,
survivors of the Holocaust, Elie’s life after the Holocaust, SS St.
Louis, modern genocides (Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda, Sudan), etc.
Your topic must be linked to the Holocaust. Get your topic
approved. Your paper must be a minimum of two full typed pages
(at least five thorough paragraphs) (12 font and double spaced) or
four neatly hand-written pages and a bibliography. You must
use a minimum of three sources, including book and Internet
sources. They must be cited correctly using MLA citation. (More
information will be provided about citations.) You will meet
individually with Mrs. Young with your rough draft. Your rough
draft will be worth thirty points of your final grade. You will be
graded on content, accuracy, structure, and grammar. Your
research paper must also include some type of visual. It may be an
original drawing, painting, collage, Power Point, etc. This will be
worth forty points, so it should be relevant to your topic, in-depth
and creative. You will receive two separate grades that count
three times each.
                           Topic
• Pick a topic that is appropriate for the
  assignment. (Mrs. Young has given you
  choices from which you may choose.)
• Pick a topic that is easily researchable.
  You should have many sources.
• Pick a topic that interests you!
  – World War II, The Red Army, concentration camps, Dr. Josef
    Mengele, Adolf Hitler, how the U.S. was affected by the
    Holocaust, court trials of Nazis, children of the Holocaust,
    survivors of the Holocaust, Elie’s life after the Holocaust, SS
    St. Louis, modern genocides (Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda, Sudan),
    etc.
          Researching
• Use the most accurate search engines for
  a web search. Net Trekker is wonderful.
  (Ms. Kinlaw will also give a presentation on
  this topic.)
• Make sure you get the information for
  correctly citing your sources. (You need to
  put the citation information on your index
  cards. This will also make it easier for you
  to return to those sources.)
• Use various types of sources. Use books,
  encyclopedias, interviews, articles,
  newspapers, and academically based
  websites.
              Research
• Net Trekker is a great academic
  search engine to use.
• http://school.nettrekker.com/frontdoor/
• “Students use the same log on as their other
  accounts. However, they must use lower case for
  the account information. Accounts are first name,
  last name initial, and last four numbers of their
  ncwise id. The password is their birthday. (Do not
  lead with a zero.)”
        Composition
• After you have researched enough
  information to begin composing your
  research paper, focus on three main
  points of interest that you discovered
  in your research. (These points may be
  used as your topic sentences for your
  body paragraphs. They may also help
  you develop your thesis statement
  (main idea).
             Composition
• A summary condenses an original in your own
  words. Summarize carefully! Read a passage, look
  away to write your summary, then check your
  words against the original. If you use exact
  words or phrases, use quotation marks.
• A paraphrase restates a passage in your own
  words and phrasing. It’s usually as long as the
  original and includes examples from the original.
  DO NOT word-for-word translate. That is
  plagiarism!
• Use quotes when you use exact words of the text.
  Keep quotes to a sentence or less. Punctuate
  them correctly!
You should use the following outline for your
              research paper:
      *Introduction
          -introduction to your topic (hook sentence) Get my attention!
            You want your paper to be informative and interesting!
           -relation to Night
           -thesis statement (main idea) (three main points)
      *1st body paragraph
           -topic sentence (supports thesis statement)
                ^evidence from research that supports the
                    topic sentence.
      *2nd body paragraph

           -topic sentence (supports thesis statement)
                ^evidence from research that supports the topic
                  sentence
      *3rd body paragraph

           -topic sentence (supports thesis statement)
                ^evidence from research that supports the topic
                  sentence
      *Conclusion
           -restate your thesis in a different way.
           -sum it up (NO new information!)
           -How did this research influence or affect you?
       Is my format shaped like this monster?
                                    (Intro: lots of teeth, no bite)    /l

                                                                               BULK
                                                                   (body paragraphs)



                                                                             Conclusion
                                                 sums up; brings to an end

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             Checklist
• Did I indent all paragraphs?
• Is my paper effectively organized?
  Does my organization reflect Mrs. Young’s
  outline?
• Have I proofread my paper?
• Have I corrected spelling and grammatical
  errors?
• Is my paper of adequate length?
• Did I use MY own words? If I didn’t, did I
  use quotations or paraphrase?
• When I did paraphrase or use quotations, did I
  use parenthetical citations?
• Do I have a correct bibliography page?
                                             Bibliography
Book: author’s last name, first name. Title. Place of publication: Publisher, date.
Book with two or three authors: author’s last name, first name and first name last name. Title.
    Place of publication: Publisher, date.
Encyclopedia: author if available. “Entry Title.” Title of Encyclopedia. Edition # if any, date.
Film or Videotape: Title. Director (Dir.). Performers (Per.). Distributor, year.
Interview: interviewer’s last name, first name. Personal interview. Date interviewed.
Monthly Magazine Article: author’s last name, first name. “Title of the Article.” Title of Magazine.
    Month year: page numbers.
Newspaper Article: author’s last name, first name. “Title of Article.” Newspaper. date: page number.
(*Online articles will be cited the same way. At the end of the citation, include the access date and URL.)
Personal or Professional Website: Creator of the Site (last name first). “Title of Site.”
    Title of Home Page (if available). publication or update date. Name of organization
    associated with the site (if available). Accessed date. <URL address>.
Work in an Anthology: author of the selection (last name first). Title of the Anthology.
    Ed. (editor’s name). City: Publisher, date. page numbers.




              *Entries will be in alphabetical order. Do not center your bibliography.
MLA parenthetical citations are in-texts
 citations that document sources used
            within the paper.
 • The following are ways that may be used in parenthetical citations:
    – Name an author in a signal phrase and cite the page number at the end of
      the sentence in parentheses:
        • Matt Lane suggests the work of the author is “the most rewarding” of the
          author’s experiences (18).

    – If you do not name an author in a signal phrase, cite the author’s last
      name and the page number in parentheses:
        • Jews were enslaved by the Egyptians during the time of Moses (Morton 29).

     - If you use more a source that includes more than one volume of a
       multivolume source, give the volume followed by a colon, a space, and the
       page number:
         * The World Book explains that Hitler was a “hero of World War I”
       (18: 123).

            – For more help you may visit http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/research/mlaparen.html

				
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