Research Paper. Thesis Statement Bibliography Cards Note Cards Working Outline Final Outline First Draft Revising Works Cited. Thesis Statement. Your thesis statement might change throughout the process of research. Narrow your topic Make a statement that you are going to try to prove
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Sample Bib Card
Linkens, Rebecca. “In Defense of Mother Goose.” PTA Magazine June 1973: 21-23
Use Citation Makerto help with MLA Format
Write down important details and quotations along with the page number
Keep all notes on same size of note card
Write quotations word-for-word - you should use your own words for everything else.
Use ellipse(…) when you leave parts of a quote out
Look up unfamiliar words
Use a different note card for each idea.
Give each card a descriptive heading
- Born in Stratford on Avon
When revising check for the following items:
4-6 pages long..
Name and numbers on the top right hand corner of paper.
MLA format heading on first page
Audience hook – First sentence or two makes you want to read on.
Background Information – 1st page only.
Thesis – The thesis statement should be at the end of the introduction.
Third person only – no words like: I, me, my, ours, we, etc.
No dead words – no words like: bad, good, nice, got, very, things, stuff, fun, cool, etc.
5 word for word quotations
All information is cited
The thesis statement should be restated. There should not be any new information. Circle any new information.