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Mr. Zibel - Freshmen Research Paper Period 8/9: Home


Thursday, Feb. 7th: 
- Overview of the Research Process
- Concept of background, keywords, and questions
- Begin research

Wednesday, Feb. 27th:
- The Essential Question
- Conducting a proper search
- Taking quality notes & avoiding plagiarism

Tuesday, Mar. 12th:
- (register) and the Works Cited
- Parenthetical citation (intro)
- Continue research

Wednesday, Mar. 13th:
- Continue research and begin writing

Monday, Mar. 25th:
- Continue writing

Tuesday, Mar. 26th:
- Finish writing

Thursday, Mar. 28th:

- DUE!

The Assignment

Topics: Choose from the following list:

Queen Elizabeth I
(pick two):

  • Her family and childhood
  • Life as the Queen of England
  • Her contributions and legacy

Elizabethan Theatre (pick two):

  • History
  • The stage
  • Acting
  • The audience

Shakespeare (pick success and one of the others):

  • His childhood and family life
  • His success*
  • His retirement


  • You will write at least a 1 page research paper (not including the Works Cited).  It must be typed, double-spaced, Times New Roman, font sized 12, 1" margins.
  • You will need at least TWO sources for your paper.  Articles must be from a database or ebook.
  • All completed source note cards must be turned in with your final paper.
  • A Works Cited page as your last page in correct format by utilizing
  • You are also expected to use homework time, both during academic and shop weeks, and after school time as needed to complete the requirements.  Late projects will not be accepted. If you are absent the day the project is due, it is due the next day you are in school- whether academic or shop week.

Research Process Diagram


Use to store your citations and create your Works Cited.  You need to register with easybib to be able to save your bibliographies.  When you register, enter the Montytech password to get the school account.