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RESEARCH ASSIGNMENT
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Research Paper Assignment

Research Paper Assignment

 

I. Prewriting:

 

Using 1984 as a springboard, discuss issues and topics that could be used as a research topic. For example

 

        Propaganda / Abuses of language

 

        Media and their influence

 

        Role of government

 

        Human rights/ right to privacy

 

II.                Evaluating Sources:

        Conduct a preliminary search for the topic you have chosen and evaluate the sources – hardcopy

        Use the internet to conduct an effective search and evaluate the sites and sources.

 

 

III.             Conducting Research and Note taking

        Write a tentative thesis sentence

        Conduct research based on thesis

        Use appropriate techniques to take notes

        Use effective paraphrases, summaries, and quotes

        Set up an effective note taking system

 

IV.             Outlining

        Develop an outline

 

V.                Writing a Rough Draft

 

VI.             Revising the Rough Draft

        Writing an effective introduction and conclusion

        Revising for content

        Revising for style

VII.          Format

        MLA

        Citing sources

        Works Cited Page

 

 

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