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Research Paper

Terms relating to research

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primary resources first hand accounts, research gathered straight from the source. EX: speeches, interviews, autobiographies, diaries, letters
secondary resources These are resources that you interpret and analyze from others research. Examples include Encyclopedias, newspaper or magazine articles, textbooks, biographies.
thesis statement This is usually one sentence in the introductory paragraph of an expository piece that summarizes and states your viewpoint on the subject. Think: topic + your belief about the topic = thesis statement
plagiarism Copying someone else’s work without giving them proper credit(General knowledge need not be cited)
Parenthetical citations This is when you cite your source within the text (replaces footnotes).
MLA Works Cited page MLA=Modern Language AssociationWorks Cited page is the last page of your document that lists the resource you have used and cited within the paper.
Created by: bethn