This research paper assignment is self-contained. You will find the assignment itself, handouts and overhead masters that explain paraphrasing, outlines, quotations, and a guide to internet-research. Also, you will find a rubric and a peer editing form.
This is a great starting point for a big research paper assignment. Most of the work is done. Of course, this sort of assignment still requires a great deal of teacher oversight and assistance, but this package will save you many, many hours of writing and lesson preparing.
Enjoy—an of course, feel free to make changes or additions to the package.