Senior & Junior Research Papers


* All Senior Project and ID Unit Project Research Papers are due on Friday, 12/6!

Writing Process:

  1. Choose a topic
  2. Annotated Bibliography (Source Citations plus one paragraph evaluation): Seniors (10+ sources), Juniors (7+ sources)
  3. Research Notes (30+)
  4. Organize research into an outline
  5. Write rough draft of research paper
  6. Final typed research paper with bibliography, MLA Formatted: Seniors (8-10 pages), Juniors (5-7 pages)

Annotated Bibliography must include:

  • Create an annotated bibliography for your ID Unit Topic. Must include at least one of the following: Book, Article (News, Magazine, online or print), Web Site, Academic Journal (Gale Virtual Reference Library counts), Interview (Optional)
  • Must include at least 7 sources.
  • Must be typed in correct MLA Format!
  • You may use Citation Machine.
  • A paragraph about the source. Questions to consider:
  1. Summarize the source in 1-2 sentences. What is the author’s main argument?
  2. Who is the author? Are they credible/reliable?
  3. Examine the source itself. Is it print/online? Does it look trustworthy? How do you know?