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LIbrary Resources for Author Reseach Project




  • Monday - Friday, March 1-5 (rot.1-4): Introduction of ARP, consider author choices, find two online resources for each possible author, & begin research

  • Monday, March 8 (rot.1):  Confirm Partner/Author choices & meet with Mrs. Wadley about available library resources and using the databases

  • Tuesday - Thursday, March 9-11 (rot.2-3): Some in-class work time each day to continue research and work on outline

  • Thursday-Friday, March 11-12 (rot.4): Outline and preliminary works cited due by end of class

  • Tuesday-Wednesday, March 16-17 (rot.2): In-class work day for rough draft

  • Wednesday-Thursday, March 17-18 (rot.3): Rough draft of essay with works cited due on one of these two days 

  • Thursday-Friday, March 18-19 (rot.4): Begin working on revisions

  • Monday-Wednesday, March 22-14 (rot.1-2): Work on revisions – must conference with Mr. Adams either rot.1 or 2 this week or the day we return from spring break; revisions are due by end of rot. 2 even if you have not conferenced

  • Friday, April 9: Final draft, title page, and corrected works cited due for all classes by the end of the day   *This is the end of the week that we return from Spring Break

  • Monday, April 12 (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