35 Research Paper Assignment

The purpose of this assignment:

  1. Create footnotes and/or endnotes
  2. Add page numbers to a document
  3. Add a creative footer to a document
  4. Insert citations
  5. Create a Bibliography

Preparations: (Review these terms and readings.)

  • Read “Tips for Formatting a Research Paper”
  • Changing font and style

New Terms (Terms are bolded in the steps; also the Tips for Formatting a Research Paper is referenced)

  • Insert a Footnote (Step 4, page 1)
  • Change style (Step 5, page 1)
  • Insert a Citation. (Step 6, page 2)
  • Insert a source already used (Step 9, pages 2)
  • Move sources from current list to master list. (Step 10, page 3)
  • Insert Page Number in a Footer (Step 11, page 3)
  • Insert Header (Step 12, page 3)

Research Paper Assignment

  1. Download the document called Research Document File and save it to your storage device as “Research.”
  2. Select the first sentence at the top of the page which starts “This is an excerpt….” Remove both lines.
  3. Select the names J. P. Smithson and Julia Firborn. Change the font to Trebuchet 15 pt. and Bold.
  4. Insert footnote. Place the insertion point at the end of the single line following the first paragraph that reads: From an excerpt in Smithson Genealogy.
    1. Using Tips for Formatting a Research Paper, page 9, insert a footnote at that position.
    2. The foot note should say: Smithson Genealogy, Vol. 5 is a valuable source of people of this generation. Not available through local markets, it can be found by emailing SmithsonGenealogy@yahoo.com.
  5. Change a Style. Before typing the citation, using the Tips for Formatting a Research Paper, pages 8, step 1, change the style to MLA
  6. Insert a Citation. Place the insertion point at the end of the third full paragraph after the punctuation that ends with “You’re rich now!”

a. Using Tips for Formatting a Research Paper, pages 6-7, add a new source for a citation.

b. Compete the Create Source with this information:

Category

Response

Type of Source

Journal Article

Author

Sally Rathborn

Title

Life and Times during the War Years

Journal Name

Remember When

Year

1953

Pages

1012-1013

Medium

Document

c. When completed press, OK.

7. Place your insertion point after the punctuation at the end of the very next line which states: In a newspaper article written in 1959, the newsman writes:”

a. Compete the Create Source with this information:

Category

Response

Type of Source

Article in Periodical

Author

Fred Karr

Title

War Time Greats

Periodical Title

East Coast Periodical

Year

1962

Month

June

Day

29

Page

23

Medium

Leave blank

b. When completed press, OK.

8. Add second footnote.

  1. Place your insertion point at the end of the paragraph that starts The first two of the six children were born in the “lower place”and ends with “24 July 1918.”
  2. The footnote should be number 2 (automatically) and should say: This information came from the great granddaughter of J.P. and Julia Smithson

9. Insert a source already used.

a. Place your insertion point the very end of the document following the date 1959.

b. Go to the Citation icon used before.

c. Click on Insert Citation.

d. Click on Add New Source. A drop-down menu should appear with the two sources you have used thus far.

e. Click on Karr reference.

10. Move sources from Current List to Master List.

  1. Click on Manage Sources in the Citations and Bibliography group.
  2. Reference page 8 in the Tips for Formatting a Research Paper
  3. Click on each source in the current list and press, COPY to move each one to the Master List.

11. Insert Page Number in a Footer.

  1. Choose INSERT tab, then choose the Headers & Footers Group.
  2. The steps are also listed on page 4 of the Tips for Formatting a Research Paper.
  3. Click on Footer.
  4. Looking down the list choose, choose BRANDED. The page number should appear in the bottom center of the footer.

12. Insert Header.

  1. Choose INSERT tab, then choose the Headers & Footers Group.
  2. Click on Header.
  3. Choose BLANK.
  4. When the Header displays in the area that says (Type Here) – Type Smithson.
  5. Also look under the DESIGN tab and click before the statement – Different First Page. This will take the page number and the header off the first page and start everything on the second page.

RUBRIC

Check the rubric below to be sure you have completed all the tasks.

Description

Points Possible

Removed Excerpt notification at the top

1

Inserted Footnote 1 correctly

3

Changed to MLA style

2

Inserted the first citation correctly (Rathborn)

4

Inserted the second citation correctly (Karr)

4

Inserted Footnote 2 correctly

3

Reused one of the sources correctly

2

Moved sources from the current list to the Master list.

1

Inserted the correct page number

1

Inserted header

2

Inserted different first page

2

Total

25

 

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