January 6- ( lab) Assignment explanation and initial research.
January 21 (library) Research refresher by Mrs. J; continue research and/or other English work.
February 2- Some lab time for research and/or work on other English work.
***February 3***- (library) Continue research and/or other English work; Rough draft of introduction and ‘working’ thesis a DUE BY THE END OF CLASS- hard copies only!!
***February 5***- (Smart Room) ‘Current Works Cited or Bibliography’ due in proper format with a minimum of two different source note cards from two different sources to support thesis assertion DUE BY THE END OF CLASS- hard copies only!!
February 24- (lab) Paper and/or other English work.
February 25- (lab) First “readable” draft due by the end of the period.
February 26- First peer review.
March 9-(lab) Fix/change any items from peer review and/or other paper items or other English work.
March 10 or 11-(lab) Continue to fix/change any items from peer review and/or other paper items or other English work.
March 11- Second peer review.
March 21/22- (lab) Last chance for computer access at MT (third + draft); work on other English work, if applicable.
March 24- Final hard copy paper due- no exceptions.
You have TWO options for your research paper.
Option #1: You will be writing a research paper about a novel you have already read in school and whether the work should or should not be censored. The basic requirements for the research paper are as follows:
A minimum of four typed pages (not including your Works Cited) in Times New Roman and size 12 font.
A Works Cited that consists of a minimum of three respectable sources (and one is not the book you are writing about).
The correct use of documentation to avoid plagiarism. A word to the wise . . . teachers know when something isn’t your writing and we have many ways to prove it. Consider yourself forewarned.
Meeting deadline requirements as specified by the timetable/calendar of events.
You will argue for or against the censoring of a book that you have already read for school. Why should it be censored or why shouldn’t it be censored? Think of this question when you formulate your thesis.
Option #2: A solution to a real-world problem that is connected to your trade