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Your final product will be a research/argument paper in which you discuss the impact of this figure or event on western civilization.

Roman Emperors

How did your person or event impact Western Civilization?

Your final product will be a research/argument paper in which you discuss the impact of this figure or event on western civilization. You must cite FOUR sources within your paper.  

Important Information

English Learning Targets Addressed:

3.3 I can integrate evidence selectively to maintain the logical order of ideas including considering opposing viewpoints, providing appropriate rebuttals and effectively answering a research question.

1.1 I can write a multi-paragraph exposition with introduction that ends with a thesis statement, body paragraphs with evidence and elaboration, paragraph unity, transitions, and a conclusion.

3.4 I can document sources using proper internal citations and a works cited.

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Assignment

Timeline for project:

Formative 3.4 - Typed bibliography, with FIVE sources minimum

Formative 3.3--Typed outline with thesis statement, sources used, section on opposing viewpoint/rebuttal

Formative 1.1--Typed draft of paper and works cited page

                                                                                                                                                                    

***Drafts will be graded formatively and reviewed and will then be handed back for revision.***

***Second draft with revisions will be due one week from the date the first draft is returned.  This will potentially be your final summative assessment for this project.  In the event that further revision is needed, you will be required to submit a third draft for your summative assessment.***

What does it mean to paraphrase?

Read until you understand.  Close the book or website and summarize in your own words Take notes and record keywords

Passages which are paraphrased still need to be cited as a source!

Cite it

Thumbnail - Cite It Before You Write It

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