Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Mr. Swain~ Writing at the Threshold- Research Paper

Objective: Prepare a 5-7 page research paper using MLA standards based on a
question you would like to answer
Sample questions:
Are social networking cites good for our society? Should teachers get tenure?
Should insider trading by congress be allowed? Is the use of standardized tests
improving education in America? Do violent video games contribute to youth
violence? Should marijuana be a medical option? Should the drinking age be
lowered from 21 to a younger age? Should people become vegetarian? Should
euthanasia be legal? Are cell phones safe? Should gay marriage be legal?
Should performance enhancing drugs be accepted in sports?
Do not pick a topic that you have your mind made up about. Your research should lead you to the formulation of your thesis.
MLA guidelines: formatting (heading, font, etc.), parenthetical references, & work cited page.
Suggested Resources in VRC:
  • eLibrary (located in Pro/Con section)
  • SIRS Knowledge Source (Researcher, etc.)
  • CQ Researcher
Also, you can search in Destiny for books on your topic. 

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