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LIbrary Resources for Author Reseach Project



·       Tuesday - Thursday, March 6-8 (rot.2): Introduction of ARP & begin research

·       Thursday/Friday March 8/9 (rot.3):  Confirm Partner/Author choices & cont. research

·       Monday, March 12 (rot.1): In-class work day

·       Wednesday/Thursday, March 14/15 (rot.3):  Outline and preliminary works cited due by end of class

·        Thursday/Friday, March 15/16 (rot.4): In-class work day – continue research and/or begin rough draft

·       Monday/Tuesday, March 19/20 (rot.1): In-class work day for rough drafts

·       Tuesday/Thursday, March 20/22 (rot.2/3): Rough draft of essay with works cited due on one of these two days – MUST TURN IN BEFORE 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, April 3/4 (rot. 1): Work on revisions – must conference with Mr. Adams either rot.2 or 3 this week

·       Monday, April 9 (rot.1): Completed revised drafts due at beginning of class

·       Thursday/Friday, April 12/13 (rot.4): Final draft, title page, and corrected works cited due at the beginning of class

·       Monday, April 16 (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.

  • 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