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Mrs. Contrera's Freshmen Research Paper: Home

The freshmen research paper

You will be required to write a thesis driven paper on the person, society or civilization you have selected to research. You will include textual evidence from a variety of sources to support your thesis.  Remember, the essential question for this paper is:  How is an individual, society or civilization shaped by conflict, choice and change?  Keep this essential question in mind as you explore what experts are saying/writing about your person.


Learning Target

I can select,evaluate and synthesize sources to support my thesis.

Research Vocabulary

Research Vocabulary: Understanding the meanings of the following terms is essential to understanding the research process.  Are you familiar with them?  Do you know what they mean?  Take notes as we discuss them.

  • Thesis statement
  • Primary source
  • Secondary source
  • Works Cited
  • Working Bibliography
  • Database
  • Parenthetical citation

What is Reseach? A quick overview of the research process.

Academic Integrity

Cite your sources!

BHS uses the MLA style of citation.  Hopefully you all have your Style Manuals from the fall!  No?! Fear not, we have extra copies and it is also available on the Library Website