Research Topic and Sources for Research Paper Final Assessment
Objective: Students will gather multiple sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and avoid plagiarism by compiling a works cited page.
Standards
W7: Gather relevant information from multiple sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information in writing while avoiding plagiarism.
Aim: How do we gather relevant information from multiple sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information in writing while avoiding plagiarism in the works cited page for a research paper?
Warm-Up: View these Instructional Videos
Setting up MLA Format Paper in Google Docs Step-by-Step (2020) | Scribbr ?
MLA Style: List of Works Cited (8th Ed., 2016)
Class Work:
Format your Document in MLA Style with 1 inch margins, double spacing, 12 point Times New Roman font, last name and page number in the upper right of the header, and your name, teacher’s name, class, date in the upper left hand corner of the first page as the heading.
Also on page one, review the sources and then compose a debatable research question for your argument based on the suggested topic of your choice; a debatable research question will require a yes or no response, or an argument with a claim, counterclaim, and rebuttal, e.g. is revenge a valid form of justice, or have body cameras improved policing, or have Black Lives Matter Protests Improved Policing?
On page two, create a works cited page with at least five sources; you may use just the suggested sources or additional sources from your independent research.
Other Resources:
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) MLA Formatting and Style Guide
MLA Citation Generator (Free) | Works Cited & In-text Citation
Suggested Sources for Research Paper on Revenge and Justice:
Revenge and the people who seek it
Don’t Confuse Revenge With Justice: Five Key Differences
Op-Ed: The Nonexistent Line Between Justice And Revenge
Has Revenge Become a Justification to Legitimize the Death Penalty? | Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy
Opinion | Justice? Vengeance? You Need Both
Suggested Sources for Research Paper on Toxic Policing:
This article on “Three Ways to Fix Toxic Policing”
Killings by Police Declined after Black Lives Matter Protests
Body cameras are seen as key to police reform. But do they increase accountability?
This city already rebuilt its police department. Did it work?
The Milwaukee Police Department’s Body-Worn Camera Program: Evaluation Findings and Key Takeaways

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