Taking the articles you have found while working on your annotated bibliography, you will now move on to the research paper. We will work on this in stages as described below.
1. The Outline. Before just writing out the paper, an outline will help you organize your main points and supporting details.
2. The Body. Instead of starting at the beginning, better known as the introduction, we will write the body of the paper.
3. The Thesis Statement. Once the body of the paper is written, it’ll be much easier to write the thesis statement, as you’ll already know exactly what you’re including in the paper.
4. The Introduction and Conclusion. Say no more.
NOTE BENE! You will still need to have a Works Cited Page as part of this paper. This is a separate project from the Annotated Bibliography.
The purpose of this paper will be to report and synthesize the information you have found in a cohesive way. What is your claim? What are your reasons behind your claim? What evidence do you have?
This paper will likely end up being anywhere from 10-15 pages long. If you feel like you need more resources than in your annotated bibliography because there are holes in the information you have that you feel need to be covered, then by all means, go ahead and find more. But please document all of your sources, both within the text and in the works cited page.