The best research assignments are ones that use a variety of resources including books, newspaper and journal articles, and Internet sites. We encourage you to use all of these sources for this paper. We hope you will take full advantage of the many resources our libraries offer.
If you have questions about the research and construction of the paper, email your e-Librarian, Jimmi Rushing. You may also contact any of the Lone Star College-Kingwood Librarians. Write to instructor Wendy Creighton using your LSC-Online e-mail with any questions about topic selection or other course questions you may have. She will refer research and formatting questions to your e-Librarian.
Many ideas have been provided for you, but you are also free to think up one of your own choosing which must be approved by your instructor. Approval requires that you email your instructor about the topic you want to explore and what you want to do with it by the topic due deadline date located on the class calendar.
I prefer that you use MS WORD to type your works cited, but if you have MS WORKS, make sure that you save your work in the rich text format (rtf.). You will be using the MLA report style for the works cited for your project. See our examples.
Using MS Word? Find out how MS Word helps you with MLA formatted papers.
Contact the librarians if you need assistance with this.
EXAMPLE OF HOW TO SET UP REPORT:
Thesis statement: What is it you are trying to prove?
Arguments For: You can use bullets or numbers.
Arguments Against: You can use bullets or numbers.
Conclusion: Did the evidence support your thesis and why?
Works cited: Follow provided examples of setting up resources in MLA style which will then be submitted through the Project Dropbox in Assignments.