• Research Format

    12th grade research paper

    Topic- Compressors


    Area's covered:

    History of Compressors

    Different types of compressors and how they work

    The different applications of each compressors. 

    The different parts for each compressor styles

    The most efficient compressor and state reasons and facts why it is. 

    How could we improve on the compressors


    Dates for stuff due :

    Rough Draft with research notes due:  4-14-16 (4 sources that may include books)

    Final Draft  4-30-16

    Power Point  5-5-16 with presentation to class. (MLA) format.

    Grading is Rubric that will be handed out.

    there is a 30 point reduction for every day it is late. 

    How to write a great research paper:

    Goto http://www.aresearchguide.com/1steps.html

    Grading Schedule

    STEP 1. CHOOSE A TOPIC- Compressors

    STEP 2. FIND INFORMATION-  Instructor checks by 4-8-16 (quiz grade)

    STEP 3. STATE YOUR THESIS –Instructor checks by  4-8-16 (quiz grade)

    STEP 4. MAKE A TENTATIVE OUTLINE-Instructor checks by 4-12-16 (quiz grade)

    STEP 5. ORGANIZE YOUR NOTES Instructor checks by 4-16-16 (test grade)

    STEP 6. WRITE YOUR FIRST DRAFT- Instructor checks by 4-20-16 (test grade)

    STEP 7. REVISE YOUR OUTLINE AND DRAFT Instructor checks by 4-22-16 (Quiz grade)

    Checklist One:

    1. Is my thesis statement concise and clear?

    2. Did I follow my outline? Did I miss anything?

    3. Are my arguments presented in a logical sequence?

    4. Are all sources properly cited to ensure that I am not plagiarizing?

    5. Have I proved my thesis with strong supporting arguments?

    6. Have I made my intentions and points clear in the essay?


    Re-read your paper for grammatical errors. Use a dictionary or a thesaurus as needed. Do a spell check. Correct all errors that you can spot and improve the overall quality of the paper to the best of your ability. Get someone else to read it over. Sometimes a second pair of eyes can see mistakes that you missed.

    Checklist Two:

    1. . Did I begin each paragraph with a proper topic sentence?

    2. Have I supported my arguments with documented proof or examples?

    3. Any run-on or unfinished sentences?

    4. Any unnecessary or repetitious words?

    5. Varying lengths of sentences?

    6. Does one paragraph or idea flow smoothly into the next?

    7. Any spelling or grammatical errors?

    8. Quotes accurate in source, spelling, and punctuation?

    9. Are all my citations accurate and in correct format?

    10. Did I avoid using contractions? Use "cannot" instead of "can't", "do not" instead of "don't"?

    11. Did I use third person as much as possible? Avoid using phrases such as "I think", "I guess", "I suppose"

    12. Have I made my points clear and interesting but remained objective?

    13. Did I leave a sense of completion for my reader(s) at the end of the paper?

    STEP 8. TYPE FINAL PAPER Due: 5-3-16 Rubric attached

    STEP 9- PowerPoint due by 5-15-16

    STEP 10- Oral presentation 5-31-16 Rubric attached.

    All the information is given, you will hand this in using a binder provided with your sources.  I will not be writing your assignment.  Use the information provided, do not ask me.  You may use the Librarian for help on MLA format and resources. There will be a title page and a separate MLA page.  If you plagiarize (one sentence copied) you will receive a zero for entire project.  I am looking for 4-5 pages, no more no less.  No double space 14 font and typed. 

    I understand all the information above ______________________________

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