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East Rochester MLA/Senior High Library: English 12 Research Paper

English 12 Research Paper #1

Library Databases

Recommended Resources for English 12


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Issues and Controversies

Issues & Controversies

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Look under College Tuition Costs for a variety of articles on:
  • For-Profit Colleges
  • Is College a Sound Investment?
  • Are the Benefits of College Worth the Cost?
  • Online Education
Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

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One topic to search:
College Tuition and Student Loans
Student Resources in Context

Student Resources in Context

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Using Websites for Research

Look for: 

1) Credible news organizations such as:




Washington Post

New York Times





2) Studies conducted by researchers at universities & research organizations

Avoid: advocacy websites, personal websites, blogs

Paper Organization

  Getting Organized 

Paper Outline

Click on the link above to see how to organize your paper.  Remember that this is only a guide. You have the flexibility to organize it differently as needed.

Note Taking Packet

Click on the above link to get an electronic note taking packet. Ms. Hankins will not be grading your notes.  However, you still need some method to keep track of the information you find.  This is a great opportunity to figure out what works best for you.

APA Guide

Guide to APA Format

Visit the Guide to APA Format page for help creating APA citations and the References page. 





Use NoodleTools to create APA citations and the References page.          

First time using NoodleTools?  Go to ER NoodleTools Guide.



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