Group 1 Research Paper Tips

posted Dec 3, 2011, 1:39 PM by Robert Quindazzi

We are coming down to the wire as your  Research Paper Final Copy with hard copy of sources
is due Tuesday 12/5 or 12/6

Some tips:
(Always ask your English  Research Paper Teacher if you have questions!)

1. Use the "Yes Test" to make sure you have completed the paper correctly. (See below, and also in the Research Paper Final Copy with hard copy of sources)
( In Google Docs go to "Insert>Page Number> Top of Page.)

2. Yes, you must get your English  Research Paper Teacher  the hard copies of your sources.  Yes, they should be highlighted.

4. Your paper must be a Google doc NOT an MS Word document uploaded to Google docs (but not converted).  If you have a question what I mean, please write, or better yet, watch the How to upload to Google Docs video. (please observe the proper naming convention "Your Name Senior Project Research Paper"

5. If I don't have your Interview Evaluation Form,  you can't pass the yes test- please get it to me.


Mr. Quindazzi


In order for your paper to be evaluated, it must contain the following basic components.  A "No" on ANY single item will result in the paper being returned to the writer so that the omission or error can be corrected.  Evaluation will stop until the "No" error is corrected.

YES            NO
_____       _____ Paper is typed in TNR font size 12 and double-spaced with  
                               one-inch margins.

_____       _____ Title page is correctly formatted.

_____       _____ Pages are numbered properly.

_____       _____ Works Cited page is present.

_____       _____ Works Cited page is correctly formatted.

_____       _____ No general encyclopedias are cited or listed.

_____       _____ Internet websites are credible and where possible are .gov,
                               .org. .edu..

_____       _____ Minimum of five sources listed on Works Cited page and
                               are cited in paper.

_____       _____ Interview is included as a primary source and is quoted in
                               the paper.

_____       _____ Minimum of two quotations cited in paper.

_____       _____ Thesis statement is in bold type.

_____       _____ Thesis statement is an argument/states a position/analyzes an
                                issue or idea

_____       _____ Paper is written in the third person. (No I, we, us, you, your, yours)

_____       _____ Paper contains no contractions.

_____       _____ Citations properly formatted.

_____       _____ Paper is a minimum of 1500-2000 words.                                   

_____       _____ Hard copies of citation sources are provided.

_____       _____ Submitted to