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LIbrary Resources for Author Reseach Project



  • Tuesday - Friday, March 12-15 (rot.2-4): Introduction of ARP, go to the library for info on resources and databases, & begin research
  • Monday, March 18 (rot.1):  Confirm Partner/Author choices & cont. research
  • Tuesday - Thursday, March 19-21 (rot.2-3): Some in-class work time each day

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, April 2-3 (rot.1): In-class work day – continue research and work on an outline
  • Wednesday-Thursday, April 3-4 (rot.2): Outline and preliminary works cited due by end of class
  • Friday, April 5 (rot.3): In-class work day for rough drafts
  • Monday-Wednesday, April 8-10 (rot.1-2): Rough draft of essay with works cited due on one of these two days
  • Wednesday-Friday, April 10-12 (rot.3-4): Work on revisions – must conference with Mr. Adams either rot.3 or 4 this week
  • Monday, April 15 (rot.1): Completed revised drafts due by end of class
  • Friday, April 19 (rot.4): Final draft, title page, and corrected works cited due at the beginning of class
  • Monday, April 22 (rot.1): In-class work day for work on presentations

*Presentation dates will be set at a later time

Basic Requirements for the Author Research Project

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

  • You may work with a partner if you choose.
  • 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 student’s name/students’ names, date, and period number