The Research Paper - Weebly

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THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY AT LIMA WRITING CENTER PRESENTS: THE RESEARCH PAPER Conducting Research, Reading Closely, Avoiding Plagiarism, Documenting in MLA THE RESEARCH ESSAY OVERVIEW Steps of the Research Paper Finding Articles or Books Evaluating Evidence

from the Sources Integrating Your Sources into the Essay Avoiding Plagiarism Documenting in MLA Format THE RESEARCH ESSAY OVERVIEW Steps of the Research Paper

Finding Articles or Books Evaluating Evidence from the Sources Integrating Your Sources into the Essay Avoiding Plagiarism Documenting in MLA Format CHARACTERISTICS OF THE RESEARCH ESSAY A research essay: Is the final product of a process of research, critical thinking, source evaluation,

organization, and composition. Clearly states a position (a thesis statement) and uses concrete evidence to support the position. Avoids summarization. The writing should be your argument supported by small bits of evidence from multiple sources. CHARACTERISTICS OF THE RESEARCH ESSAY A research essay is not: A summary of the opinions of others A book report An opinion piece

Adapted from https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/owlprint/658/ OPINION ESSAY EXAMPLE (WHAT NOT TO DO) OPINION ESSAY EXAMPLE (WHAT NOT TO DO) Emotional language Non-academic word choices Personal examples as evidence EXAMPLE OF A RESEARCH ESSAY EXAMPLE OF A RESEARCH ESSAY Unemotional language

Clear thesis statement Evidence and citations from reliable sources EVALUATING THE EVIDENCE FROM THE SOURCES EVALUATING EVIDENCE: ABSTRACT When looking for articles on your topic, look for the abstract, summary, or overview of the article.

Usually the abstract or overview will give you some idea whether the article will be useful to your essay. Not all articles, especially those you find outside of a database, will have an abstract. EVALUATING THE EVIDENCE: TITLE, INTRO, CONCLUSION

Look for and read the: Title Introduction Conclusion The title, introduction, and conclusion should provide you with the main ideas of

the article. Article Used: Lowes, L. "Managing type 1 diabetes in childhood and adolescence." Nursing Standard 22.44 (09 July 2008): 50. CINAHL Plus with Full Text. EBSCO. [Library name], [City], [State abbreviation]. 17 Sep. 2008

with Full Text. EBSCO. [Library name], [City], [State abbreviation]. 17 Sep. 2008

You may find it helpful to take notes in the margins. Article Used: Lowes, L. "Managing type 1 diabetes in childhood and adolescence." Nursing Standard 22.44 (09 July 2008): 50. CINAHL Plus with Full Text. EBSCO. [Library name], [City], [State abbreviation]. 17 Sep. 2008 . INTEGRATING YOUR SOURCES INTO THE ESSAY: AVOIDING PLAGIARISM AVOIDING PLAGIARISM OVERVIEW According to The Ohio State University at Lima Student

Guidelines: Plagiarism is the act of using the ideas and/or the expressions of another and representing them as your own. It is a kind of cheating, and thus a form of academic misconduct. PLAGIARISM GUIDELINES DO NOT:

Claim another's ideas as your own. Paraphrase or quote without attributing the source. Use facts that are not common knowledge without citing them. DO:

Acknowledge your sources by citing accurately. Put exact words in quotation marks and cite from where the quote came. Include an accurate Works Cited page. Cite your sources if you have any doubt that you are WRITING THE ESSAY: MLA FORMAT (MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION)

MLA PAPER FORMAT MLA guidelines state all margins should be set at one inch. MLA recommends using twelve point font, generally Times New Roman, and essays are generally written doublespaced. MLA recommends a header be placed at the top of the page and should include your last name and the page number, right aligned. MLA formatting recommends the title page information be found at the top of the first page, left

aligned and double spaced. This includes: Your name, the teachers name, the class, and the date in that order The title is then centered just above the first paragraph. MLA SOURCE ATTRIBUTION MLA accomplishes source attribution through the use of: In-Text Citations

Attributes sources in your paper as you discuss them. A Works Cited Page A list of sources used in your essay with more complete information about the sources.

In-Text Citation: Delano is described as a man of such native simplicity as to be incapable of satire or irony (Melville 287). IN-TEXT (PARENTHETICAL) DOCUMENTATION OVERVIEW In-Text Citations: Show readers from where the information was taken.

Direct the reader to the Works Cited page. Place the citation as close as possible to the borrowed material. WORKS CITED AN OVERVIEW The Works Cited page contains more

detailed information for all of the sources used in the essay. It is found at the end of the essay on a separate page. WORKS CITED - FORMAT Hangin g indent: 0.5 inch

A t o Z Works Cited is found at the top of the page in plain text, centered. Each entry begins even with the left margin and every additional line indented one half inch.

Entries are entered alphabetically by first itemtypically authors last name. If there is no author, or if there are two works by the same author, alphabetize by title. All entries should be double spaced. There is no additional space between entries. FURTHER REFERENCE

Formatting information for MLA is easy to find on the web. Searching MLA Purdue will give you Purdue Universitys OWL webpages, which give you everything you need to know about MLA style. As always, I am available for individual, after-school tutoring if needed. Adapted from an Ohio State University at Lima Writing Center presentation.

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