This student research paper guide/workbook contains everything a student needs to write a research paper. It contains the steps to narrow down a topic, how to create source cards and information cards, how to create an abstract, how to do parenthetical (in text) citations, the steps and practice in creating a works cited page, an MLA style guide, and an outline for students to complete their pre-writing activities. Common Core State Standards are addressed as well as student friendly objectives that can be used in "I can" statements on daily lesson plans. It can be customized to meet the needs of the teacher completing the research project. I have used this guide/workbook in my classroom for the past 10 years and have had some amazing results. Tracy Dorsey.