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Mrs. Lashbrooks's Literary Research Paper for Freshmen: Home

The freshmen research paper

You will be required to write a thesis driven paper on poem from a well-known poet. Initially you will read and analyze the poem on your own.  Then you will use secondary sources from the library to support and develop your analysis. You will include textual evidence from these sources, and from your primary source (the poem) to support your thesis. 

At the bottom of the page are links to the handouts Mrs.Lashbrook distributed.

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
  • 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