Research_paper_instructions (1).doc - 1 PRESEARCH PAPER SPECIFICATIONS CHECK SHEET Requirements for paper 1 At least 4 typewritten pages and not more

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1 PRESEARCH PAPER SPECIFICATIONS CHECK SHEET Requirements for paper: 1. At least 4 typewritten pages and not more than 8. 2. Must follow MLA parenthetical documentation 3. You must make sure your paper addresses the topic for which you are responsible. Preparation of preliminary bibliography: 1. Contains at least 5 cited sources which must include the following: one periodical (journal, magazine, or newspaper), one book, and three other sources of your choice (One of these can be your novel; just be sure to cite the novel within your text.) DO NOT USE WIKIPEDIA. ALSO ALL YOUR SOURCES MUST HAVE NAMED AUTHORS. NO SPARKNOTES OR CLIFF NOTES SOURCES CAN BE USED. THIS ALSO INCLUDES LIT CHARTS, BLOGS, AND ENOTES. 2. Each source cited should be entered on the Works Cited page. 3. Please be very careful and selective when choosing sources from the internet. Many internet sites are not published by reputable sources. Wikipedia, for example, is not a scholarly source because anyone can submit to it. Please do not use non-scholarly sources. (If it has a name like anti-study or mega essays, is it is not a scholarly site.) Also, you are not allowed to use Blogs, Spark Notes, Cliff Notes, ENotes, or anything like these sources. Note Taking 1. Make clear distinction between paraphrase and direct quotation. Documented final draft 1. You must use at least 5 sources: one periodical, one book, and three sources of your choice, all of which have been cited in the paper. Don’t forget that all of your sources must have named authors. 2. Place documentation within the text, using MLA form. 3. Do not fill your paper with one quote after another. Along with some direct quotes use paraphrased material 4. Quotations of more than 4 lines should be indented and double spaced without quotation marks. 5. Include a works cited page which is made up only of the sources actually cited within the paper.
1 Email me if you need questions on Please tell me your sources you will use before you start working. When I am told that it is okay to uses them. That is when you can start working on the research paper While waiting please look at the example paper below. | | | | v The Two Jiltings of Granny Weatherall
1 Katherine Anne Porter’s “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” is a short story illustrating the struggle of an old woman trying to face death with personal dignity. At the story’s heart is a masterful characterization of the protagonist, Granny Weatherall. Porter has developed the character of Granny “with such clarity and compelling force that her life story becomes a prototype for everyone’s, regardless of age or circumstance” (Blake 3465). Porter’s portrayal of this magnificent old lady depends mainly on her use of three artistic tools: point of view, development of plot conflict, and symbolism. A brief examination of these three tools will show how “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” achieves its stirring effect.

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