Parenthetical Citations

First and foremost, parenthetical citations are MANDATORY. (That means you have to do them)

Don’t get scared of the big words, Parenthetical= parentheses citations=something cited

You must give credit for EVERY NOTE CARD YOU HAVE within your paper. You will do this within parentheses at the end of the sentence. 40 note cards= 40 sets of parentheses in your paper.
It will look something like this:
After a 12- day manhunt, Booth was tracked down and killed by Union soldiers (History).
The above fact was taken from www.history.com and had no author, therefore we abbreviated the source name and gave it credit by putting “History” in parentheses FOLLOWED by a period.
If there is an author, the citation will look like this:
After a 12-day manhunt, Booth was tracked down and killed by Union soldiers (Smith 22).
The above fact shows that an author with the last name of Smith provided this information and it was on page 22. If there is no page number, you would just put (Smith).

***If you have more questions about parenthetical citations and I’m not here to help you, please use
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Research Paper Expectations for Deadline

On Monday, January 30th, you will submit the following:

40 note cards (in order that they appear in your paper, and ONLY the ones you used in the paper)
4 source cards (in alphabetical order)
Outline (typed and in proper format, WITH numbers of note cards in parentheses, not having entire facts written down the page)
Works Cited Page (printed from Easybib.com and in proper format)
THE PAPER! (MUST have parenthetical citations throughout or I won’t take it. It needs to be in 12 point, times new roman, and double-spaced. No title page is necessary, just put the same heading as the outline page. Lastly, page numbers along with your last name are required in the upper right hand corner.)

Remember, I only take things one day late and that comes with a 30 point deduction. This is a MAJOR grade, please prepare for that!

Research Paper Options 2nd semester

Choose one of the following topics to research. Once you choose one, you cannot change it. Research topics will not be presented to the class. Keep in mind that not only are you choosing a topic, you are also choosing a side. The purpose is to PERSUADE your opinion using facts and statistics found through the research process.

Option 1- Many schools require students to participate in volunteer programs in their communities as a requirement for graduation. However, some people feel that requiring students to volunteer defeats the purpose of volunteering. Do you think students should be required to volunteer in their communities to receive their high school diplomas? Take a position on this issue. Support your response with reasons and specific examples.

Option 2- Some people believe that students should be required to take a music, a drama, or an art class. Should students be required to take a class in the arts, or should such classes be electives? Take a position on this issue. Use reasons and specific examples to support your position.

Option 3- Some schools offer distance learning as an option for students to attend classes from home by way of online or video conferencing. Do you think students would benefit from being able to attend classes from home? Take a position on this issue. Support your response with reasons and examples.

Option 4- To conserve energy and resources, some businesses have adopted a four-day work week, with each day consisting of ten hours. Should your school follow this model by extending the school day two hours? After considering the benefits and disadvantages to a four-day school week, take a position on this issue. Support your response with reasons and examples.

Option 5- Research has shown that teenagers experience a change in their internal sleep clocks so that waking up early and going to sleep early are difficult. Should high school classes begin later in the day and end later in the day to accommodate students’ natural sleep clocks? Consider some of the benefits and disadvantages to starting school later in the day. Take a position on this issue. Support your response with reasons and examples.

Option 6- Many people feel that American society is too competitive. Does competition lead to better products and results, or does it lead to a focus on winning at all costs? Is fierce competition a good idea or bad idea? Take a position on the issue. Support your response with reasons and examples.

Option 7- Most students enjoy summer vacation, but some educators feel that the summer break is too long and that students do not retain information as easily when they return in the fall. Some people argue that there should be year-round schools, where there would be a 3–4 week break in the summer, a longer winter break, and a week off in the spring and fall. Does this sound like a good idea to you? Why or why not? Take a position on the issue. Support your response with reasons and examples.

Option 8- Most public places, including schools, have installed video cameras for surveillance. Is the installation of surveillance cameras the best way to provide security, or is it a privacy violation that would not deliver what it promises? Take a position on this issue. Support your response with reasons and specific examples.

Option 9- A city council is debating the adoption of a 10 P.M. weekday curfew and a midnight weekend curfew for teenagers. If the curfew is adopted, teenagers on the streets after those hours would be breaking the law. Do curfews keep teenagers out of trouble, or do they unfairly interfere in young people’s lives? Take a position on this question. Use reasons and specific examples to support your views.

Option 10- Companies market products to children, especially through television commercials shown with children’s programming. Designed to appeal to children, these advertisements promote products like toys and snack foods. Should companies be permitted to market to children, or should children be protected from the influence of advertising? Take a position on this issue. Use reasons and specific examples to support your ideas.

Remind 101 for all classes

1st period-

Text the message @chs20167 to the
number 81010.
If you’re having trouble with 81010, try
texting @chs20167 to (928) 379-6325.

4th period-

Text the message @9gc74 to the number
81010.
If you’re having trouble with 81010, try
texting @9gc74 to (928) 379-6325.

Pre-Test Essay

This essay is to be typed and printed using Google Docs. You have the entire class period to complete this. Because it is a pre-test, do your best with no other directions.

Topic:

Author Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.” Based on your experiences, do you agree or disagree with Emerson’s statement? Take a position on this issue. Support your response with reasons and specific examples.