Cp 9 Research Paper Target Goal



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CP 9 Research Paper
Target Goal: I can follow the research steps to produce a clearly organized, fully supported essay using multiple valid sources.
Topic: Using the article provided and one article from InfOhio, describe ALS and its symptoms and treatment in order to determine how an incurable disease impacts life choices.
Example Thesis: Note that your thesis depends on your research and results.

Individuals with ALS develop a negative outlook as they navigate life with a devastating disease that has no cure.


Sources needed:

  • “A Closer Look at ALS, the disease behind the ice bucket challenge”

Sauber, Jena. "A closer look at ALS, the disease behind the 'ice bucket challenge'." St. Joseph News-Press (MO) 02 Sept. 2014: Newspaper Source. Web. 22 Apr. 2015.

  • One source from InfOhio that you find, print and read. This source should address a person’s experience with ALS.

Checklist:






InfOhio Informational Session (Homework)




Read Article #1 and Annotate




Research InfOhio for Article #2




Read Article and Annotate




Create Source Cards and Note Cards in Noodletools




Write a Thesis




Create an Outline




Write Research Paper in Google Docs (share with kbaker)




Revise and Edit Paper




Create a MLA style Works Cited Page




Submit Paper to Turnitin




Print Paper and Turn in on May 1!!

The research paper will consist of a minimum of 2 pages of typed text and may not exceed 4 pages of typed text. This paper requires the use of two sources documented according to MLA guidelines. The process will include: source cards, note cards, an outline, a rough draft, and a final paper with a works cited page.

*All research papers will be submitted to turnitin.com. Those not submitted to turnitin.com will earn a zero since authenticity of work cannot be proven.
Important Dates:

April 27 (Monday) = Introduction to research, Noodletools, and InfOhio. Read article in class with annotations. *Homework: InfOhio tutorial and quiz.*

April 30 (Thursday) = In Computer Lab. Create rough draft using the outline provided. Use MLA format for paper. Use quote sheet for instructions.

April 28 (Tuesday) = In Computer Lab. Begin setting up Noodletools and complete notecards for Article #1 and search, find, and print article #2 (must be from InfOhio).

May 1 = (Friday) = In Computer Lab. Revise and edit paper. Create Works Cited and print.

April 29 (Wednesday) = In Computer Lab. Complete notecards in Noodletools for article #2. Create thesis statement.

Things to keep in mind: All papers must be shared with me in Google Docs and submitted to Turnitin. *Use transition sheets, active verb sheets, quotation sheets!!* Late papers will be penalized.

Research Paper Outline



  1. Introduction

  1. Thesis –




  1. Topic #1: ALS

  1. Definition

1. Topic Sentence

2. Context + Quote + Explanation

3. Transition + Conclusion

B. Symptoms

1. Topic Sentence

2. Context + Quote + Explanation

3. Transition + Conclusion

C. Treatment

1. Topic Sentence

2. Context + Quote + Explanation

3. Transition + Conclusion



  1. Topic #2 : Impact on Life and Life Choices




  1. Introduce Person from Article

1. Topic Sentence

2. Context + Quote + Explanation

3. Transition + Conclusion


  1. Explain Impact

1. Topic Sentence

2. Context + Quote + Explanation

3. Transition + Conclusion

IV Conclusion



A. Restate thesis

B. So what overall does this prove about the impact of life choices when facing an incurable desease?

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