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- OPS requires a research project so that you are better prepared for your senior year GLE and for all of your college papers.
- You will be creating a 5-10 paragraph paper on a social justice issue. You will choose from my list or see me for a special topic you would rather do.
- You will then learn to take notes and create source and note cards, using them to research. There will be no “cut and paste” from other cites to your paper---that’s plagiarism.
- After your research is complete, you will organize your cards and create an outline.
- From your outline, you will create your rough draft---written in Times New Roman/12pt/double spaced. 1.5-2.0 pages.
- You will use in-paper citations.
- You will include a peer edited rough draft and Works Cited Page.
- DEADLINES ARE FINAL!!!!!! Use your class time well!
- Library is open before school at 7. Computers available with home work help room after school Mon-Fri. I am here at 7 a.m. I will write you a pass for the library over lunch or during your study hall.
- See me if you are having issues
Topics for Social Justice paper:
- Immigrants(Syrian,Mexican, etc)
- Gun control(yes?no?maybe?)
- Black Lives Matter
- Healthcare Reform/Obamacare
- Welfare Reform/poverty
- Sexual Assault/college campuses
- Planned Parenthood(fund/not?)
- 1%/Wall Street vs. everyone else
- Women----equal pay
- Sex trafficking
- Global climate change
- Death penalty
Objectives: Students will
- Continue to work on their writing skills by developing and completing a position paper based on a topic of their choice.
- Learn to correctly use data bases for research, determining which sites are valid
And which are not legitimate.
- Correctly learn to take notes, document, and not plagiarize information.
- Manage class time wisely and meet due dates.
28 29 journal/finish any state tests left to give/read
1 4 HAVE YOUR NOTECARDS AND RUBBERBAND HERE TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
journal/begin narrowing topic topic/learn notetaking/read
5 8 journal/databases and libguide/take notes/read
9 10 know your topic/research your position-----find 5-6 sources and take notes/read
11 12 finish researching/begin writing paper/read
Happy President’s Day Weekend!
16 17 finish writing paper/2 proofreaders(or more)/read
18 19 works cited and bibliography pages/finish anything you still need to do!!!! TURN IN!!!!!!!
All Papers due by beginning of class next time(AT THE BELL)
if they are not done today!!!!!/ read
Databases to Use for Project
Resources Outside of the OPS Databases
The leading source for pros & cons of controversial issues.
American Civil Liberties Union
For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Noodletools can help you generate MLA citations and a bibliography. Set up your account using your "s" username as your personal ID and your student ID number as your password.
Use Purdue Owl's MLA Format and Style Guide for further clarification about citing your sources correctly.
Noodletools How To Videos
For more help, go to NoodleTools Support and view KnowledgeBase, Downloads and Tutorials, and Users Guide. See more NoodleTools videos by searching for NoodleTools videos in YouTube outside of the OPS network.
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