Your Research Paper’s Format

Due Date on Project: Thurs./Fri. for 5% bonus

MONDAY is FINAL Due Date – You will receive a ZERO (0 points) if your Paper is not turned in by Monday!!!!!!!

What should your Curren Conflict Research Paper look like? Take a look at this great link to give you the specifics on how to write your paper using the MLA style.

Your Research Paper’s Format

Here is a sample research paper that shows all the elements and how they are used including the works cited page.  Here’s another Sample Research Paper with notes.

Don’t forget:

  • ALL of your research needs to be written on Note Pages and well documented.
  • Paraphrase most of the research (put it in your words), but you still must cite the source! Plagiarism will earn you an F on your paper!
  • Use key quotes from experts and important people and include their name at the end of the quote and cite the source fully in the Works Cited Page.

Research Project Rubric

Presentation: All students are expected to make a presentation of their project on Tues. or Wed. of next week. See link below for details.
Current Conflict Presentation

Using Transitions in your writing

One of the most important aspects of writing is using transitions to take the reader from one sentence to next and from one paragraph to the next. Transitions, both words and phrases, provide a coherent framework for the paper. These transitions will help your writing to be easy to understand to a reader.

Transitions in Writing – examples

Whenever you have trouble finding a word, phrase, or sentence to serve as an effective transition, refer to the information in the table for assistance. Look in the left column of the table for the kind of logical relationship you are trying to express. Then look in the right column of the table for examples of words or phrases that express this logical relationship.




also, in the same way, just as … so too, likewise, similarly


but, however, in spite of, on the one hand … on the other hand, nevertheless, nonetheless, notwithstanding, in contrast, on the contrary, still, yet


first, second, third, … next, then, finally


after, afterward, at last, before, currently, during, earlier, immediately, later, meanwhile, now, recently, simultaneously, subsequently, then


for example, for instance, namely, specifically, to illustrate


even, indeed, in fact, of course, truly


above, adjacent, below, beyond, here, in front, in back, nearby, there

Cause and Effect

accordingly, consequently, hence, so, therefore, thus

Additional Support or Evidence

additionally, again, also, and, as well, besides, equally important, further, furthermore, in addition, moreover, then


finally, in a word, in brief, in conclusion, in the end, in the final analysis, on the whole, thus, to conclude, to summarize, in sum, in summary 

Current Conflict Research Project

Note Pages Due Mon./Tues. – now organize your research, develop your Thesis, and start writing.

Current Conflict Research Paper Due Dates:

· Early Turn In (5% bonus) Thurs./Fri. June 5th/6th

· Final Due Date – Mon. June 9th

Note Pages format

Note Pages – blank

Note Pages Rubric

MLA citations

More MLA citations

Writing a Thesis Statement

Note Pages Due Mon./Tues. May 26/27 (10 – 15 typed)

Notes and facts should be in your own words –Avoid plagiarism like the plague!

Current Conflict plan

 My Current Conflict Plan






Key search words

You will begin focusing your topic by filling in the attached Current Conflict Plan.  Think about your topic in detail, what do you want the focus to be?  What aspects of your topic need to be defined?  What questions will you raise and answer in your research?  What key words will define your topic?

Current Conflict Plan – blank

Current Conflict Plan – example

Due date:  Thursday (H, I) and Friday (J) – MUST BE TYPED!