Research Paper Instructions
You must complete the required textbook readings in preparation for the Research Paper. This will equip you to objectively respond to the readings by compiling information from a variety of sources in order to compose a persuasive analysis of a literary work.You will also learn to follow standard usage in English grammar and sentence structure; proceed independently through the various stages of research and integrate sources accurately and effectively; identify the theme and structure of each literary selection as well as the significant characteristics or elements of each genre studied; and evaluate the literary merit of a work
You will write a 1,500-word (approximately 5pages) paper that addresses 1play from theDrama Unit. At least6 citations, including the primary source and at least 5 secondary, scholarly sources, arerequired for this assignment. Before you begin writing the paper, carefully read the below guidelines for developing your paper topic.Review the Research Paper Grading Rubric to see how your submission will be graded. Gather all of your information, plan the direction of your paper, organize your ideas by developing a 1-page thesis statement and outline, draft your paper, and compile sources used.Format the thesis/outline, draft, and works cited/references/bibliography using currentAPA style.
The final paper must include a title page, thesis statement, and outline, followed by the research paper, and your correctly documented sources page.
Guidelines for Developing Your Paper Topic
Finding Scholarly Sources
For your papers, you are only permitted to use academic sources. Resources such as 123Essays, Spark Notes, Cliff Notes, and Masterplots (or similar resources) are not scholarly and will not be permitted in your papers. To find appropriate sources, access Library Research Portal to find peer-reviewed, scholarly journals. The Literature Resource Center is an excellent resource for these types of papers.
If you need additional help finding the right sources, you are free to visit your local library or do some research on the Internet; however,you must make sure that you have credible sources. If you are uncertain, email thesource to you instructor in advance.