Mrs. Scotten's 8th Grade Language Arts Class - You Only Need to Do Two Things to Succeed in my Class: Show Up and Follow Up!  


Research Paper

Research Paper-in conjunction with your Social Studies class

Research Paper--The Author ProjectThis trimester you will research an historical figure and write a paper that discusses his or her life and work. During this unit you will learn about plagiarism and discuss the seriousness of copying another's work without permission or acknowledgement.

You will learn how to conduct research effectively and techniques for organizing your information. You will learn to cite your sources correctly according to the MLA format on a Works Cited Page.

As with all formal essays, it should be:

  • Typed in 12-point, easy to read font, or neatly written in blue or black ink
  • Have indented paragraphs
  • Include a title page with your name, date, and period number
  • Follow the format for each paragraph you write 
  • Be an example of your very best work

Choose the links below for assignment, graphic organizer, and other help.