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LIbrary Resources for Author Reseach Project

Time line

  • Tueday-Thursday, March 7-9 (rot.2&3): Introduction of ARP
  • Thursday/Friday, March 9/10 (rot.4):  Partner and Author choice & begin research
  • Monday, March 13 (rot.1): In-class work day / research
  • Tuesday/Wednesday, March 14/15 (rot.2):  Outline and preliminary works cited due by end of class
  • Wednesday/Thursday, March 15/16 (rot.3): In-class work day – focus on rough draft
  • SPRING BREAK: No homework during Spring Break; however, any work you can do on your paper or planning for your presentation would be a huge advantage to you. 
  • ​Tuesday/Wednesday, March 28/29 (rot.1): ​In-class work day for rough drafts
  • Thursday/Friday, March 30/31 (rot.4): Rough draft of essay with works cited due by end of class
  • Monday-Wednesday, April 3-5 (rot.1&2): Work on revisions – must conference with Mr. Adams either rot.3 or 4 this week
  • Monday, April 10 (rot.1): Complete revised drafts due at beginning of class
  • Thursday/Friday, April 13/14 (rot.4): Final draft, title page, and corrected works cited due at the beginning of class
  • ​Monday, April 17 (rot.1): In-class work day for work on presentations

*If at any time you have a problem or a question, please see Ms. Granbery, Mrs. Gandy, or me, and we will help you in any way we can!

Basic Requirements for the Author Research Project

You will present a research paper on the author of your choice as approved by your teacher.

  • The paper will be 3-5 pages in length (not including title page and works cited).
  • An outline must be developed and turned in for a grade. (see timeline).
  • A rough draft must be developed and turned in for a grade (see timeline).
  • A works cited page (MLA format) must be documented and turned in with the rough draft.
  • Remember that you must have at least three resources including at least one print resource.
  • Essays should follow the standard expectations of style:
    • 12 point standard-type font (Times New Roman, Arial, Courier, etc.) and double-spaced
    • 1 inch margins
    • Black ink
    • Title page with author and students' names, date, and period number