Style Manual

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Gahanna Lincoln
High School
Research Paper
Style Manual

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GLHS Students:
Throughout your high school career, you will be asked to write many research papers. These assignments may seem overwhelming. However, this booklet will guide you through the process of researching, organizing, and writing the paper. While this manual contains general guidelines and examples, it does not include instructions specific to your teacher’s assignment. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO UNDERSTAND AND MEET THESE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS.

Writing a research paper can be a creative and rewarding process. This booklet should help you toward that end.

Gahanna Lincoln High School Research Paper Style Manual
Compiled Spring 1998
Emended Summer 2004
The information in this manual is adapted from the Modern Language Association style as outlined in the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Paper,6th Edition, by Joseph Gibaldi. Although this manual should serve you well for most of your courses at GLHS, you need to be aware that other styles for documentation exist and may be required in special circumstances in high school and in college.

Sources for information on other styles:
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th ed., 2001 (APA style features author-date citations and is used when the date of publication is important to the content of the paper.)

The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law, 35th ed., 2000 (This stylebook is the basic reference work for journalistic writing.) The Chicago Manual of Style, 14th ed., 1993.
(This style features footnote and endnote citations for writers in history and the humanities.)

Sources used in the preparation of the Gahanna Lincoln High School Research Paper Style Manual include:
Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Paper. NY: The Modern Language Association of America, 2003.
“Plagiarize.” Webster’s New Ninth Collegiate Dictionary. 1991.

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Table of Contents
Topic

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Steps to Research.....................................................................................4 Plagiarism...................................................................................................5 Honor Code...............................................................................................6 Controlling Purpose.................................................................................7 Preliminary Outline..................................................................................8 Evaluation of Sources.............................................................................9 Source Cards.................................................................................. ..10-14 Note-taking Procedures........................................................................15 Steps in Taking Notes...........................................................................16 Drafting the Final Outline..............................................................17-18 Topic Outline Form...............................................................................19 Drafting Your Paper..............................................................................20 Documentation Using Parenthetical Citations...........................21-24 Writing the Works Cited Page............................................................25 Sample Works Cited Page...................................................................26 Sample Works Cited Entries..........................................................27-29 Editing Your Paper..........................................................................30-31 Final Copy Format................................................................................32 Proofreading Your Paper.....................................................................33 Final...

Citations: Massachusetts: Blackwell Reference, 1991. 26-57.
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