I’m trying to study for my English course and I need some help to understand this question.
I need a research paper using MLA format.
Write an argumentative paper about:
1. Performance enhancing drugs
2. Filters on the Web
3. Cloning of Humans
(Choose only one topic from three above)
Present specific claims and address opposing arguments.
MLA Paper Requirements:
*7-10 PAGES ONLY
* ORDER OF PAGES: Essay 1200-1500 words (6-7 pages), Works cited page, and Appendices (copies of all articles and your book’s copyright page and any other pages you used in your paper)
*One-inch margins (top, bottom, left, right)
*12 pt. standard font—Times New Roman or Arial
*Include secondary sources: Selecting 5 journal articles from the MDC (miami dade college) database is required for documentation purposes. No articles from the internet are allowed. (4 articles with your point of view and 1 article with the opposing point of view).
*Include a running head and page numbers on every page in the upper right hand corner. Although MLA format does not include an outline, you will include an outline.
*Indent every paragraph. Use the active voice rather than passive voice
*Use third-person objective writing rather than first-person writing. Since this is not personal writing, do not use such as I, we, you, my, etc.
Research Paper Process Checklist:
- Choose topic and research topic to find sources. (5 scholarly journal articles).
- Brainstorm topics to get some ideas. (Cluster, list, etc.)
- Organize ideas and develop an outline.
- Read sources and take notes and document where your information came from.
- Write you rough draft.
- Revise draft looking for ways to improve content, form, organization of information presented.
- Peer Review- Let someone else read your paper to see how you can improve your paper.
- Review draft and make any necessary corrections.
- Edit and proofread your draft looking for any errors in grammar, mechanics, usage, etc.
- Read and revise paper for the final time looking for any errors.
Research Proposal Questions
- What topic do you wish to research and write about?
- Specifically, what interests you about this topic?
- Formulate a thesis statement using the issue/claim format. (What is your position?)
- What are some things you already know about your topic?
- What do you expect to discover about the topic?
- What do others have to say about this topic? How will you refute the counterargument?