The Owl Guide to Research

The Owl Guide to Research

I.  Steps in the Research Process

The Big 6

II.  Introduce MLA formatting

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/media/ppt/20090818122307_747.ppt

III.  Writing Thesis Sentences, Introduction

A.  Definition of Thesis Statement and Sample Thesis Statements:

Thesis Statements

B.  Writing a Thesis Statement

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/545/01/

C.  Weak vs. Strong Thesis Statements

http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/thesis.html

IV.  Note Taking

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/589/03/

A.  Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/563/01/

B.  Paraphrasing

1.  How To:

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/619/01/

2.  Sample Essay Paraphrased

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/563/03/

C.  Directly Quoting (In-Text Citations)

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/02/

V.  Outlining

Outline Template and Example

VI.  Starting to Draft Your Research Paper

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/724/01/

VII.  Writing Topic Sentences and Body Paragraphs

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/engagement/index.php?category_id=2&sub_category_id=2&article_id=57

VIII.  Incorporating Quotations, Internal Citation

A.  C-E-C     Context - Evidence - Connection

1.  C-E-C Bookmark

2.  C-E-C Graphic Organizer

B.  In-Text Citations in MLA format

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/02/

IX.  Using Transitions and Transitional Devices

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/574/01/

X.  Writing Conclusions

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/724/04/

XI.  Formatting the Research Paper in MLA

A.  Review the Purdue PowerPoint

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/media/ppt/20090818122307_747.ppt

B.  Sample Paper in MLA format

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/media/pdf/20090701095636_747.pdf

XII.  Works Cited Page

A.  Formatting:  http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/05/

B.  Style Sheet:  Sample Electronic Source Cards

C.  Style Sheet:  Sample Source Cards

D.  Sample Works Cited Page - see pages 10 -11

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/media/pdf/20090701095636_747.pdf

E.  MLA web site:  http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/05/

XIII.  Resources

A.  Turnitin.com:  http://www.turnitin.com/static/index.html

B.  Owl Purdue Online Writing Lab:  http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/

C.  Rubrics

1.  English I and Global Perspectives

a.  Content - Org Rubric 9 - 10

b.  Style - GMU Rubric 9-10

2.  Survey and Brit

a.  Content - Org Rubric 11 -12

b.  Sytle - GMU Rubric 11 -12

D.  Peer Editing Worksheet