How to write a research paper Persuasive Essay

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What is a research paper?
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A paper that presents one’s own thoughts backed up by others’ information.
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How many articles does one need to have to submit with their topic for approval?
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Five or more
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Where do you access these articles?
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Cabell County Public Library or HJC Online Library
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What is a thesis?
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Central idea
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How many sentences should the thesis be?
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One sentence
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Do you use Roman Numerals in the outline?
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Yes
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How many Roman Numerals can the paper have?
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Five
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How long should the paper be?
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Five to seven pages
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How should the cover page be organized?
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1. 1/3 of the way down the page 2.title of paper 3.name of auther 4.name of instructor 5.date in military style
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What is different about the word Outline on the outline page?
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It is in bold
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Is Wikipedia a good source for a research paper?
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No
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Is one allowed to use websites?
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Yes
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Which websites are one allowed to use?
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.gov or .edu
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What does MLA stand for?
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Modern Language Association
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Where do you find the MLA citation for a source on the library website?
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Cite
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What is knightcite.com?
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A citation generator
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Why is note taking so important?
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Information
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When does one make a draft outline?
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After getting the topic
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What are endnotes?
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Citations at the end of the sentence
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Where do endnotes in the paper?
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None
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Where does the comma occur in the endnote?
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None
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What does paraphrase mean?
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To put in your one words
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In what person should one write the paper?
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Third
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Are footnotes acceptable?
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No
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Can you use superscripts or subscripts?
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No
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How does one format long qoutes (5 lines or more)?
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Indent 5 spaces (qouted, indent, last name, page number)
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Is the paper single, double, or triple spaced?
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Double
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What font size is best to use?
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14
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What is the best font to use?
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Ariel
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Are paragraphs indented? If so, how much?
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Yes, seven spaces
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What is a works cited page?
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Alphabetical list of all sources
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Do you alphabetize the entries?
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Yes
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What are hanging lines?
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Indented lines in the works cited page
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The titles of what sources should be underlined?
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Books, magazines, newspapers, and journals
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The titles of what sources should be in qoutation marks?
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Short ones
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Should the works cited page be triple spaced between entries?
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No
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What is the order of the paper?
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Cover page, outline, paper, works cited page
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How does one number the pages of an outline?
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Last name and page number
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Is the cover page numbered?
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No
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Are graphics acceptable for the cover page?
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Yes
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What is plagerism?
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Stealing others’ work
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Can you use information from dictionaries or encyclopedias?
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Yes
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Must you give credit for material that is paraphrased?
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Yes
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What are the benefits of writing a resaerch paper besides finding out information about a topic?
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1. Organization 2. Patience 3. Research Skills 4. Following direction

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