The Junior research paper things you need to know. Thesis Statement. It MUST be arguable . It MUST connect 1984 to the outside topic you chose. (Therefore, it must have the phrase “George Orwell’s 1984” and your topic choice in it .)
Notice how the source information is in quotation marks and it’s copied exactly.
Notice how the period is AFTER the citation.
The citation is in parentheses, is the author’s LAST name, then no comma, then the page #
If a quote or paraphrase comes from an Internet source, you put the author’s last name, a space, and then the DATE YOU WROTE THE NOTE DOWN (not the date the article was written, etc.) If no author is given (which happens a lot w/ Internet items), then just put the website title as the author.
Original Text: A decline in standardized test scores is but the most recent indicator that American education is in trouble (Sipher 1).
Paraphrase: The low scores on standardized exams are showing that American schools need some help (Sipher 1).