Do you love teaching MLA standards? Do your students get completely jazzed when you say they will be writing a research paper?
If not, then this activity could bring some fun to the mundane!
Thinking of a new way to teach how to write a research paper, I asked myself what I wouldn't mind talking about for 40 minutes. The answer: my favorite movie Clue!
With this sample research paper, students examine components of a research paper and a works cited page. Both have strengths and weaknesses in development and format. Accompanied with the paper is a do now activity that students complete while reading the paper. After an allotted amount of time based on the students' reading levels, review the answers and engage in further analysis of the paper's strengths and weaknesses to show students how to improve the paper.
This is a great way to introduce what a research paper should and should NOT look like!