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Phase I: The Research Paper

CP1 - Honor Statement and Proposal Form
  • The Honor Statement is a form that describes what plagiarism is and is signed by both parent/guardian and student to agree not to plagiarize. The Proposal Form is a document typed by the student proposing what he/she will write about in the research paper. It is reviewed and approved by the Senior Project Committee.
 
CP2 - 5 Required Sources (2 types); 5 source cards or the equivalent in an evidence collection form
  • 5 Required Sources: students must present the physical sources (e.g. books, photocopies, or articles printed from the Internet) on the day of the checkpoint. 
  • 5 Source Cards or the equivalent in an evidence collection form: author, title, and copyright information in correct MLA format for each source.
 
CP3 - 20 Data Cards or the equivalent in an evidence collection form
  • Research from sources using MLA format
 
CP4 - 25 More Data Cards (45 total) or the equivalent in an evidence collection form
 
CP5 - Outline
  • Research organized according to controlling ideas and supporting details  
 
CP6 - Draft 1 and submission to the website turnitin.com.
  • The first full draft of the paper and works cited page typed in correct MLA format
  • Students must also upload the paper onto turnitin.com, a website that checks for grammar mistakes and plagiarism issues.
  
CP7 - Draft 2 (final copy) and submission to the website turnitin.com
  • This draft reflects completed corrections/edits suggested by the Senior English Teacher on Draft 1. It is then submitted for a format test; if it passes, it will be sent to the judges for final evaluation. The papers are evaluated by an outside panel of judges, not the Senior English teacher. The papers are read a minimum of two times in order to arrive at a common score.