2/15- Library-Annotated Bibliography
2/20- S Lab-Finish Annotated Bib
2/22- S-Lab-Ann. Bib. DUE Start Outlining in class, finish at home
3/6- Printed copy of the Outline DUE
3/8 - S Lab- Formatting and Works Cited
3/12- S-Lab *Bring a printed copy of your paper. Editing groups for the final Checklist
NEW due date: 3/27-Printed Copy of paper due
2/16 - Library-Annotated Bibliography
2/21 - S Lab-Finish Annotated Bib
2/23 - S Lab-Ann. Bib. DUE Start Outlining in class, finish at home
3/7- Printed copy of the Outline DUE
3/9 - S Lab-Formatting and Works Cited
3/13 - Library Editing groups for the final Checklist
NEW due date: 3/28-Printed Copy of paper due
Paired Peer Response
- As the writer, it is your responsibility to direct the conference and record its most important results.
- As the respondent, it is your job to respect the author’s authority, give the writer your full attention, and provide constructive feedback.
You will partner up with another person.
One student is the writer and the other is the respondent. (Both students will have a turn as writer and respondent)
The writer reads the entire piece of writing out loud to the respondent.
The writer makes the first comment or asks the first question. (The respondent should be careful to listen without interfering until this happens. Be careful not to even say something like, “It’s good.”)
HERE ARE SOME SAMPLE QUESTIONS:
- What part of the writing do you remember best (and why)?
- Tell me what I do best that you think I should do more of?
- What are some observations you can make about my piece of writing?
- What parts would you have liked it if I had left out?
- Was there anything that you didn’t understand? If so, what part(s)?
- What kind of person do I sound like in this paper?
- Where did you want to know more than what I said? Think of three questions to ask me about this piece of writing.
- If this were your paper, what would you do next?
- Does my example make sense?
- Did you understand the connection to my thesis?
The respondent gives the writer the response the writer has asked for.
For the rest of the conference, the writer tells the respondent what feedback he or she wants, and the respondent provides the feedback requested.
The respondent can ask to hear the writing read again at any point when that is needed.
Before ending the conference the writer thanks the respondent.
The respondent checks to make sure the writer has noted on the conference record what response she or he plans to do with the writing based on that response.
Keep the conference on task and make sure to give equal time to each paper.
On your paper: Write one thing that you did well in your paper and one thing you need to work on to make it better. Also make plans about when you will do the work and write it down.
Final Checklist for a Formal Research Paper
- Punctuate your title correctly by capitalizing the first and last words of the title and all other words except for articles, prepositions, and coordinating conjunctions.
- Do not underline, italicize, or place quotation marks around the title of your paper.
- Do use appropriate punctuation for the title of a published work if it is part of your title.
- Write an effective opening with a strong thesis statement.
- In literary analysis, use present tense: Romeo’s decision indicates. . . .
- When discussing historical context, use past tense: Hemingway died in 1961.
- The first time you name the author of a work, give the author’s first and last name. For all subsequent references, use only the author’s last name. Omit formal titles, such as Mr., Mrs., or Miss.
- Make sure you have a textual attribution for the first time you use each source (minimum of 3 in your paper).
- Never refer to an author by first name.
- In literary analysis, give the author’s name and the title of the work(s) in your introductory paragraph.
- Write only in third person. Use he, she, they, it.
- Do not use first or second person (I think, in my opinion, you, your, our, we, us)
- Do not use contractions (can’t) or slang (a lot) or vague diction (seems or thing).
- Use transitions to move smoothly from one paragraph to another.
- Do not make self-conscious references to your paper, such as “In the following paragraphs, it will be shown” or “As mentioned before.”
- Write clear topic sentences for each paragraph.
- Avoid plot summary in literary analysis, except when needed to support, explain, or clarify an idea.
- Use quotations sparingly.
- Correctly integrate and internally document all paraphrases and quotations.
- Be sure to have a lead-in for all quotations.
- Remember to block quote if your quote is four lines of type or longer.
- Make sure that all sources cited in the paper are listed alphabetically on the Works Cited page and that all sources listed on the Works Cited page have been used in the paper.
- Write an effective conclusion that lends finality to the paper while reaffirming its thesis.
- Use proper format, including one-inch margins, the correct heading, times new roman 12 font, and double-spacing.
- Check for correct usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence structure errors.
- Revise when necessary so that the final draft contains polished, insightful, and well-phrased sentences.
- Proofread your research paper one last time before you turn it in.
Open the file below for instructions on how to write an annotated bibliography.