Today we will go over the requirements for your research paper, which is due TOMORROW!

Research Paper Check List

Please turn in the items below in the order listed.  Miss Lamb will have paper clips, staples, etc.
¨  Research paper w/Works Cited (stapled)
¨  Extra Works Cited
¨  Annotated Bibliography¨  Copies of 2 artifacts if poem, song, painting, photograph, etc.

After this, we will return to our discussion of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.  As we read, look for 1 sentence to embody the existential idea you were assigned yesterday!

As we read R&G today, we will be looking for elements of existentialism.
We will start today with two multiple choice practices from R&G.  We will complete them with a time limit first, and then we will go over them together, finding textual evidence for every question.

Then, back to reading!  :-) 
Your second rough draft (hopefully around 5 pages?) is due today!

Miss Lamb will call you individually to the back table to check over your rough draft and make sure you are on the right track and don't have any questions.  While she does this, you will watch selections from Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.  When everyone has had an opportunity to go, we will continue reading R&G.
Your first rough draft, of at least 3 pages is due today!  Hip hip hooray!

Miss Lamb would like to spend time conferencing with each one of you to make sure we are all on right track.  While Miss Lamb is calling you up to her desk, you will be editing two of your classmates' papers.  Not two at the same time, but two during the duration of the class.  The following list of guidelines will help you provide constructive comments to your peers.  Answer the questions on a sheet of paper, share with the person whose paper you read, and have them sign off on your comments.

Composition Questions:
1.  What is the theme of the paper?  Is the theme clearly stated in the thesis statement?  Remember, theme is expressed in a statement, not just a word.
2.  What three works will the author compare/contrast?
3.  Is an organizational structure apparent or developing?  How is the paper organized?  (piece by piece, topic, etc.)
4.  Are the sentences and points being made clear?  Choose one place where the argument is weak.  Where?  How can it be helped?  
5.  What idea or ideas do you take away after reading this paper?  What is memorable to you?

Conventions Questions:
1.  Does the paper use Times New Roman, 12 point font, double spaced throughout?
2.  Is the paper free of any spelling, punctuation, capitalization, or grammar errors?  Correct them on the paper.
3.  Are there sources that are directly quoted?  What are they?  Do they include parenthetical documentation and coincide with works on the Works Cited page?