28 September 2010

Checklist For Research Papers

____      Three drafts (including final) that trace the process of the writing.

____     Fully filled-out Edit Sheets (2)

____     Pages Numbered

____     Clear parenthetical citations (MLA)

____     Notes Pages (MLA)
                        (At least one note explaining primary text)

____     Works Cited Page (MLA)
                        (Minimum 10 sources from scholarly journals or university presses)

____     Close reading for every quotation

____     Interpretive Thesis

____     Methodology Explained in Intro Paragraph

____     Topic Sentences

____     Title, but no title page

____     Consideration of strong counter-argument (optional)

____     To Be search & destroy

____     Proofread

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