Research

 Students are expected to create a research paper in collaboration of below guidelines and PBL Task 2 and Task 6.



  Research Paper Information

In recognition of the variety of learning styles, levels of proficiency, and individual educational plans, students will meet the criteria of the Capstone research paper by writing one of the following types of research papers: the traditional format research paper, the reflective response research paper, or a combination of the two styles. Speak to your English Faculty Advisor for information about research approaches.



   Research Paper Requirements

  • 1 inch margins

  • 12 point font (print) size with font chosen from one of the following:

  • Times New Roman

  • Arial

  • Tahoma


  • Page numbers in a consistent location according to MLA format.

  • Double‐spaced throughout the outline, text, and works cited page.

  • Minimum of five (5) sources, including one personal interview.

  • Proficient level of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and usage.

  • In‐text and/or parenthetical documentation

  • Title page and a works cited page according to MLA format.

  • Five to six (5‐6) pages in length, not including the title page, and works cited page.


  • Paper must be turned in as part of a research folder to include:

  • Research paper

  • Works Cited

  • Research Articles (journals and websites)

  • Saved to the project portfolio website as a Google Doc, with any referenced or quoted text     

           highlighted

  • MLA citation at top of the first page of the article




Research Paper Rubric



Content

Organization

Documentation

Works Cited

Mechanics

27 Superior

Concrete Examples,

Necessary Definitions

& Explanations

Clarified, Concrete Word Choice Aligns with Proposal

23 Clear thesis

plan/flows

Thesis,

Topic Sentences,

Transitions

20 Accurate

Internal

Documentation,

Following MLA

guidelines

17 Correct

format

Sources (5) for

paper written

using MLA

Interview

correctly cited

Consistent/accurate

Spelling,

Punctuation,

Word choice

Length: 56 pages

23 Accurate/well

developed

20 Logical plan

but some weak

transitions

17 Few mistakes

14 Minor

mistakes

11 Occasional

errors, but not

distracting

21 Acceptable/lacks

sophistication

17 Inconsistent

organization

15 Some

improper

citations

13 Incorrect

format

9 Errors weaken

effectiveness

18 Little evidence to

support thesis

15 No apparent

plan of

organization

13 Incorrectly

documented

11 Substandard

form

8 Distracting errors

that interfere with

clarity

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