I. Topic Stuff
1. Explain what you already know or think you know about
2. Explain why you’re interested in researching this
topic. (Why you care.)
3. Explain what you want to find out. Ask at least five
(5) in-depth questions (not yes/no type). (Fifteen to twenty questions
would be better.) You'll need these for your outline.
*4. Pick one question to be your "controlling question."
This will be the "point" of your research. This will become your thesis.
5. List several possible sources of information besides
Have any UFO sightings been confirmed as being spacecraft?
Do dolphins communicate? How?
What influence did Babe Ruth have on the game of baseball?
Why did the Titanic sink?
How did the game of basketball begin, and how has it changed?
What was Rosa Parks' role in the civil rights movement?
Should we allow drilling for oil in the Alaskan Wildlife
How did the Egyptians build the pyramids?
No: skateboarding, surfing, particular
cars or planes, snowboarding, mass murderers, bios of living sports stars
or celebrities, rock stars, animals just because they're cute, mafia, video
games, Disney or Disneyland...
III. Note Taking
Introduction and Conclusion
Works Cited Examples (.rtf
Works Cited Quiz
The Research Paper Requirements
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