The Process Paper is a 4-paragraph essay describing the process the students used to complete their research and the project. The 4 paragraphs cover:1) Topic Selection & Thesis2) Research3) Category Selection4) Relation to Theme.Along with the Process Paper, attach a Cover Page and your completed Annotated Bibliography.How to Write the NHD Process Paper Each group or individual who enters the Exhibit, Performance, or Documentary Categories must produce a Process Paper. This is not a report, but rather a narrative explaining the process of your project.
1. Title Page A title page is required as the first page of written material in every category. Your title page must include only the title of your entry, your name(s) and the contest division and category in which you are entered. No images, drawings, borders etc. are allowed on your title page! 2. Process Paper This paper describes how you put your project together. There is one per group or individual project. This paper can be no more than 500 words. The word limit does not include the Title Page or Annotated Bibliography.
Paragraph 1: Describe your History Fair Topic. How/why did you choose your topic? Explain why your topic is important. (DO NOT INTRODUCE YOURSELF OR MENTION WHERE YOU ARE FROM)
Paragraph 2 : Begin to explain where you found most of your research. If a person (librarian?) was very helpful, it is a good idea to mention them here. Also, mention two or three of you most useful sources here and why they were helpful to your project. Paragraph 3: If you encountered any problems during your research or in producing your project mention it here. If you were looking for a specific source and had difficulty locating it, mention it here. How did you come to choose your topic? Paragraph 4: State how your topic fits into this year’s Contest theme. Discuss the importance you your topic in history. Use this paragraph to stress to the judges why your topic is important. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Annotated Bibliography Part II Due: Tuesday, February 6
Items to remember:
MLA format National History Day Criteria for your type of projecy (nhd.org) Key elements of an annotated bibliography:
It is called an Annotated Bibliography. Not a Bibliography, not a Works Cited. Put this in the top center and either underline or boldface the title.
Primary sources are listed first, and listed in alphabetical order by the first word in the citation (excluding “a,” “an,” and “the.”)
Secondary sources are listed next, and listed in alphabetical order by the first word in the citation (excluding “a,” “an,” and “the.”) See the sample.
Annotated bibliographies are double-spaced (no need for an extra line between entries).
All lines after the first lines are tabbed in one tab (1/2 inch).
URLs (web addresses) should NOT be hyperlinked. I know that word does this automatically. Right click on the hyperlink, and click “remove hyperlink.”
Spell- and grammar-check your work.
Annotated Bibliography Instructions – FINAL FINAL Phase: Both individuals and groups will submit an annotated bibliography that includes all research to date (including all research, research analysis, and multimedia sources.)
Make sure that you:
Make any and all corrections from the earlier rounds
Classify the entries into primary and secondary sources.
Alphabetize the primary sources and alphabetize the secondary sources
Carefully check for proper spelling, grammar, capitalization, and conventions.
Total Primary Sources: ________ Total Secondary Sources: ______
Put a * next to all NEW additions to the bibliography since the last grading phase.
Lastly, remember these are all considered sources!
Books Reference Sources Online database articles Websites / web articles Lectures / speeches Government documents / laws / court decisions
---------------------------------------------------------------- History Day Progress Report Due: Friday, January 5, 2017
1) What have you done so far? (paragraph) Explain what your planning and research has accomplished so far. Have you had to change any part? What has been the hardest part so far? If you are working with partners, how is that going? Is everyone participating? If you are working with partners, what has been your specific contribution? What information from nhd.org have you used to do your project? Are you on track to finish in mid-February? Any other info about your preparatory work you wish to share?
2) What are you going to do? (paragraph) Explain what is left for you to do before the end of the project. Are you obtaining more sources for you second annotated bibliography? If you have partners, how are you planning on dividing up the work going forward? If you are working alone, how are you working a little bit at a time, so you don’t save it all for the end? What is your timeline for finishing? Are you checking nhd.org as you go forward to get all of the specifics for the type of project you picked? Any other strategy or plan you wish to share as you continue your project?
3) Evidence Give either a significant writing sample, a picture, or another form of suitable evidence to illustrate what you have accomplished so far.
Grading for Progress Report
.Quality of your 2 paragraphs
.Quality of your EvidenceProof of your planning and work on .
.History Day ProjectYour following of nhd.org directions for your type of project
.If you are working with partners, the quality of your contributions