Gr. 8 MLA Style Research Paper
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Here are copies of most of the papers that make up your research packet:
Research Paper Checklist
Note Card Handout
Parenthetical Citation Handout
Works Cited Hand Out
E-mail me here with questions or see me in class.
PowerPoints shown in class:
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To access PowerPoints via googledocs, click below.
Research Paper 101: Introduction
Direct Quotations vs. Paraphrasing
MLA Formatting tutorial on YouTube for:
Microsoft Word 2003 or older (The heading they describe is a bit different than ours. Please see research packet for correct heading.)
Microsoft 2007 (The narrator says something very important about paragraph SPACING about 2:30 in. He also says something very interesting about staples near the end!!)
TO FIX THE EXTRA SPACE BETWEEN PARAGRAPHS WHEN USING WORD 2007, watch this YouTube video here.
All written papers handed in must be typed. If we edit or work on them in class, they must be saved as Word 97-2003. Watch this YouTube clip to see how to do this!
Read more about MLA.
For additional help, check out this GREAT website called Purdue OWL. Using the links on the left, you can navigate through different MLA specifications. (Please make sure, however, that you refer to our research packet for specifics.)