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9 th Grade. Research Proposal Outline. Your proposal must address all elements of the rhetorical situation. Purpose Author Topic Audience. OUTLINE. Introduce your topic by: grabbing the readers attention presenting your essential question Providing a clear thesis. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


9th Grade

9th Grade Research Proposal OutlineOUTLINEIntroduce your topic by:grabbing the readers attention presenting your essential questionProviding a clear thesis

The Hook!!How can you grab the audiences attention?

Some ideasShocking statement/statistic MetaphorQuestionQuotationNew twist on the familiarWhich HOOK have I used here?To eat or not to eat. That is the question.

Now write a Hook for your topic.When you are finished, share with your neighbor.

What are the characteristics of a good essential question?

relate to real world problems meaningful relevant to our lives no right or wrong answers require thoughtful responses

Your essential question relates to the problem you have researched

How are genetically modified organisms making America sick?

Write an essential question for your topic!When you are finished, share with your

The last sentence of your introduction is your thesis statement.A well-written thesis statement establishes the central focus of a paper. By reading the thesis statement, readers should be able to determine what the author of the paper will aim to prove throughout the essay. By composing an engaging and effective thesis, writers can create a compelling beginning to their paper that both draws readers in and creates excitement about the paper content.

THESIS 1. Huge food corporations, such as Monsanto, lobby to keep the public ignorant about the dangers of GMOs, and the widespread use of them in non-organic foods. OR 2. GMO crops are usually treated with more pesticides and herbicides than conventional crops. These toxic substances then end up on your plate and in your body.

Background and Current SituationThis is where you will incorporate all that research!!!Dont forget to incorporate direct quotes with citationsAnd paraphrased infoDescription of the problem in detailWhat is a GMO?GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, are plants or animals that have been genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria, viruses or other plants and animals. These experimental combinations of genes from different species cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding.One example is hydrogenated oil.Huge food corporations use GMOs, which are bad for us, because they are cheaper and have a longer shelf life than fresh, clean food.Packaged and processed foods Fast foodA lot of non-organic produce, especially cornThese companies have money and power, and therefore have a strong arm in government. With government/FDA backing, they are practically unstoppable.Smaller, family run companies and farms often cannot compete.This is one reason for the greater cost of organic food.Consuming a diet heavy in GMOs can lead to disease and illness, as well as obesity.Example of a direct quoteOn the eve of a worldwide protest against Monsanto, 71 U.S. senators voted against an amendment to the Senate version of the 2013 Farm Bill that would have guaranteed states the right to enact mandatory GMO labeling laws. (Organic Consumers Association Campaigning for Health, Justice, Sustainability, Peace, andDemocracy)Example of paraphrased informationEven though a massive protest was taking place against Monsanto, on that very same night the senate voted in their favor. The result of this vote prevents a law which would have forced food manufacturers to label their foods containing GMOs. Works Cited Basic rulesBegin your Works Cited page on a separate page at the end of your research paper. It should have the same one-inch margins and last name, page number header as the rest of your paper.Label the page Works Cited (do not italicize the words Works Cited or put them in quotation marks) and center the words Works Cited at the top of the page.Double space all citations, but do not skip spaces between entries.Indent the second and subsequent lines of citations by 0.5 inches to create a hanging indent.List page numbers of sources efficiently, when needed. If you refer to a journal article that appeared on pages 225 through 250, list the page numbers on your Works Cited page as 225-50. Note that MLA style uses a hyphen in a span of pages.

Works Cited cont.Sometimes writers are confused with how to craft parenthetical citations for electronic sources because of the absence of page numbers, but often, these sorts of entries do not require any sort of parenthetical citation at all. For electronic and Internet sources, follow the following guidelines:

Works Cited"Organic Consumers Association Campaigning for Health, Justice, Sustainability, Peace, and Democracy." Organic Consumers Association: Millions Against Monsanto. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Feb. 2014.

Example of a Works Cited Page

For more help with MLAhttps://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/02/