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  1. page Rough Draft edited Once you have an outline that you like, you will be able to link your ideas and evidence together w…
    Once you have an outline that you like, you will be able to link your ideas and evidence together with sentences and paragraphs that portray the information you want your readers to know.
    Steps to Write the Body of Your Research Paper
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    note cards.
    Before

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    are writing.
    You will write your first paragraph about the first subtopic in your outline. (Your introduction will be written later.) Introduce that subtopic in the first sentence.
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    thesis statement.
    Use

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    use it.
    You

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    your outline.
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Sunday, January 2

  1. page Outline Rubric edited ... Thesis Statement and Subtopics Roman Numeral I includes thesis statement and at least three …
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    Thesis Statement and Subtopics
    Roman Numeral I includes thesis statement and at least three subheadings (your subtopics)
    /5/4
    Body of Outline
    Contains at least three subheadings (Roman Numerals II, III and IV) and at least two pieces of evidence and two details for each evidence
    /20/12
    Organization
    Follows MLA format
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  2. page home edited Research PaperGoal: Create at least a five page paper, along with a works cited page with at least…
    Research PaperGoal: Create at least a five page paper, along with a works cited page with at least 5 sources, on a topic of your choice. MLA style documentation and format will be used. Assignments will be as follows:
    Research packet Parts One and TwoPacket (20 Points)
    Assists you in choosing a topic and thesis statement
    Communication tool for you and me
    Research notecards (50 Points)
    Due Tuesday, December 21st
    Source Cards
    Research Cards
    Working outline (20 Points)
    Due Wednesday, January 5th
    Organizes notecard information
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    Rough Draft
    Due Friday, January 14th
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    another classmate/teacher/parent... (30 Points)
    Final Draft (200 Points)
    Due Friday, January 14th 
    At least five pages
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Thursday, December 30

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  2. page Writing Your Introduction Paragraph edited ... two parts: 1. 1. A general ... be discussing 2. Your Thesis Statement Witho…
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    two parts:
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    A general
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    be discussing
    2. Your Thesis Statement
    Without an introduction it is sometimes very difficult for your audience to figure out what you are trying to say. There needs to be a thread of an idea that they will follow through your paper. The introduction gives the reader the beginning of the piece of thread so they can follow it.
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    the paper.
    Start with a couple of sentences that introduce your topic to your reader. You do not have to give too much detailed information; save that for the body of your paper. Make these sentences as interesting as you can. Through them, you can hook a reader and get them very interested in the line of thinking you are going to develop in your project.
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    Sample Introduction Paragraph
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    Thesis Statement.
    Teenagers

    Teenagers
    in many
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    our society.
    An introduction gives the reader an idea of where you are going in your project so they can follow along. You can give them more background details and supporting evidence for your thesis in the body of the paper itself.
    Good Ways to Start Your Introduction Paragraph
    Surprising fact: The pentagon has twice as many bathrooms as are necessary. The famous government building was constructed in the 1940s, when segregation laws required that separate bathrooms be installed for people of African descent. This building isn’t the only American icon that harkens back to this embarrassing and hurtful time in our history. Across the United States there are many examples of leftover laws and customs that reflect the racism that once permeated American society.
    Humor: When my older brother substituted fresh eggs for our hard-boiled Easter eggs, he didn’t realize our father would take the first crack at hiding them. My brother’s holiday ended early that particular day in 1991, but the rest of the family enjoyed the warm April weather, outside on the lawn, until late into the evening. Perhaps it was the warmth of the day and the joy of eating Easter roast while Tommy contemplated his actions that make my memories of Easter so sweet. Whatever the true reason, the fact is that my favorite holiday of the year is Easter Sunday.
    Quotation: Hillary Rodham Clinton once said that “There cannot be true democracy unless women's voices are heard.” In 2006, when Nancy Pelosi became the nation’s first female Speaker of the House, one woman’s voice rang out clear. With this development, democracy grew to its truest level ever in terms of women’s equality. The historical event also paved the way for Senator Clinton as she warmed her own vocal chords in preparation for a presidential race.
    Finding the Hook
    In each example, the first sentence draws the reader in to find out how the interesting fact leads to a point. You can use many methods to capture your reader’s interest.
    Curiosity: A duck’s quack doesn’t echo. Some people might find a deep and mysterious meaning in this fact …
    Definition: A homograph is a word with two or more pronunciations. Produce is one example …
    Anecdote: Yesterday morning I watched as my older sister left for school with a bright white glob of toothpaste gleaming on her chin. I felt no regret at all until she stepped onto the bus …
    End With a Good Beginning
    Once you complete a first draft of your paper, go back to re-construct your introductory paragraph. Be sure to check your thesis statement to make sure it still holds true—then double check your first sentence to give it some zing.

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    Sample Rough Draft
    Writing Your Concluding Paragraph
    Beneficial Information for Argumentative Papers
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Wednesday, December 29

  1. page Steps to Writing Your Research Paper edited ... Writing Your Introduction Paragraph Writing Your Body Paragraphs Citing Information in Your…
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    Writing Your Introduction Paragraph
    Writing Your Body Paragraphs
    Citing Information in Your Paper
    Sample Rough Draft

    Writing Your Concluding Paragraph
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    Writing Your Introduction Paragraph
    Writing Your Body Paragraphs
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