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English: To Kill a Mockingbird Research: Post-Reading Research

The Assignment

You will use the databases to research the present-day take on attitudes/beliefs presented in To Kill a Mockingbird.

Possible Attitudes/Beliefs:

  • Parenting
  • Women's Roles/Rights
  • Education
  • Social Classes
  • Prejudice
  • Courage

You must use at least THREE  sources (one of which will be your novel) to support your thesis. You essay must contain accurate parenthetical citations, as well as a works cited page using proper MLA format.

Checklist

Introduction:

  • Hook​
  • Elaboration and transitions
  • Clear thesis statement

Paragraphs:

  • Clear topic sentences
  • Details/support/analysis
  • Contain multiple references

Conclusion:

  • Restates thesis/paraphrase main points
  • General organization pattern

Sources:

  • THREE sources minimum
  • Works cited page with MLA format
  • Parenthetical citations
  • Paraphrasing, where appropriate

Language Use:

  • Complete sentences
  • Correct capitalization, punctuation, spelling
  • Quotations integrated throughout essay
  • Written in third person
  • Pronoun agree with antecedents

Plagiarism = ZERO

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