Planning a Research Paper
The questions below will help you plan your research paper. You may have already answered some of them in your Student Guide, so refer to your Student Guide, if you wish.
Remember: You need to complete the assignment by the due date to receive full credit.
1. Write the thesis statement of your research paper. Be sure to write it in one or two complete sentences.
Answer. What is so important about nobility versus chivalry that many men and women have taking many hours of their lives to write about. According to Sir Thomas Malory the “night prisioner” he vowed and did write about what inspired one to dedicate one’s life to a life of being labeled noble and chivalrous.
2. Write a formal outline for your research paper. Include topics, subtopics, and details so that the reader gains a clear idea of the contents of your paper. Use your organized notes as a basis for your outline. Remember to begin with a title and to follow all the formatting rules. You may refer to the Making a Formal Outline pages to help with the format.
3. List three or more sources that you are using for your research paper. At least one should be a print source. One may be an encyclopedia. Provide all the information you included on your bibliography cards. Do not include the source for the poems or stories that you are interpreting as one of the three sources.
1; Malory, Sir Thomas. Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table, Volume 1
2; Keiley, J. Sir Thomas Malory. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. Retrieved October 19, 2012...