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CRHS_English 9 Leader Research_Team: 1. Your Assignment

Understand your Responsibilities

STEP 1:  TASK DEFINITION

Ask, "What's the task?  What types of information do I need?"

Think about the final product you will need to create, and consider what special requirements you need to follow! 

 

Task Details for Your Project

English 9B Research Essay

Prompt: Research an impactful leader in our state, country, or world (past or present).  

 

Research:  

  1. Describe who your leader is and the details of their life

  2. Discuss what they had an impact on

  3. Explain how they created this impact

     

How to research:

 

  • Use “Gale: World History in Context” in order to find articles and information about your leader (See Tab "3. Databases" Above)
  • Use Advanced Google Search techniques to research what others have said about your leader (See Tab "3. Internet" Above)
  • Ms. Trapp's students:  Fill out a source form in your research packet for each source.
  • Annotate articles in Gale and save them to your Google Drive (See Tab "4. How to Highlight and Take Notes in Gale")
  • Do NOT begin organizing and writing your essay until you have completed extensive research

     

Essay Content Requirements:

  • Essay provides a full, in-depth look at who your leader was, what they had an impact on, and how they made that impact

  • At least 2-3 different credible sources are used when researching

  • At least 2-3 direct quotes from your research are included in the essay

  • Correct in-text APA citations are included for direct quotes and paraphrasing in the essay

  • References page includes correct APA citations for all research sources used in the essay

  • Grammar and spelling is accurate