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Research Paper Criteria

9th Grade English

Mrs. Gesualdi
Description: This project is a research paper. Students will choose a topic
to write about. They will conduct formal research in both the library and on their
own. Students will write an informative essay in which they document their
sources to support the topic.

Purpose: The purpose of the research paper is to introduce students to

formal research. During the project students will learn how to research their
topic using library and internet resources.

 3-5 pages
 5 full paragraphs minimum
 7 – 10 sentences per paragraph
 At least 5 documented sources
 MLA Format
 Typed final copy
 Note cards – to be discussed in class
 Source cards – to be discussed in class0

All due date will be announced in class