How To Double Space An Article
1. Left click the button. Keep it pressed down.
2. Drag the cursor over the text.
3. Let go of the cursor.
4. Go to "Format" bar above (on the menu bar of the word document).
5. Scroll down to "Paragraph"
6. Go to spacing bar and scroll down to "Double"
7. Click "OK" box.




How To Find A Book At The Jefferson Parish Public Library
1. Go to internet and type in the box "jefferson parish public library"
2. Click on "Homepage"
3. Go to "Catalog" bar and scroll down to "Catalog system"
4. Click box under words "Search JPL Catalog"
5. Click "quick search"
6. Type in your topic
7. Scroll down to find the "preferred shelf number"
8. Call the library with the number and tell them to save it for you.
Jefferson Parish Public Libary phone number:
(504) 364-2660






From Notecard to Introduction
HOW TO TAKE NOTECARDS AND WRITE AN INTRODUCTION
The following is a sample of five note cards that have been summarized. On the third page you will find how we took those same note cards and simply added an introduction and transition words to complete the first page of the research paper.
REMEMBER: If you do not include enough information on your index cards, you will not have enough information to write 3 pages on your topic!!!!

TOPIC: How do computers help teachers teach?
Note card 1
College teachers use the computer to put their notes from class on so that students can copy the notes and study them if they miss class. They can also use the notes to study from.
Note card 2
Teachers can email students reminders for homework For example, Mrs. Allison Gordon of Marrero Academy often emails her students when they need to bring their workbooks or to remind them when something is due.
Note card 3
Teachers can use the wiki, which serves as a computerized agenda that students can access information about things like homework, class lectures, events, fundraisers, projects, and contact information.
Note card 4
Teachers can type information on a large screen, which the students will instantly view, allowing the teacher to write faster than she would with a chalk or dry erase marker. It also has the advantage of allowing her to save the information for other classes to see. And when you are teaching writing, for example, there is more than one or two pages that need to be viewed, so it is more efficient than rewriting it on a chalk board for every class.
Note card 5
Many teachers now take their notes from the computer by sending it to their emails in order to access it at home. This saves time and helps the teacher keep the many pages organized, which she would have normally carried around in thick binders, maybe misplacing them from time to time.


SAMPLE TOPIC: How do computers help teachers teach?
THREE DIFFERENT HOOKS:
Interesting fact: Over 70 percent of teachers today rely on some form of electronic device to teach their classes. Most say that they could not function without the internet and wonder how they taught before it was around.
Question: Have you ever noticed how much your teacher relies on a computer to teach you?
Description: Gone are the days when the teacher would be filled with white chalk on her hands, dust in her nose, and flab waving in the air as she erased the board. Nowadays, all a teacher has to do to teach a class is sit at a desk and use her fingers to type her lessons on a computer. (NEXT SENTENCE SHOULD DESCRIBE WHAT THE PAPER WILL BE ABOUT: summarize the topic sentence). Your teachers are helped a lot by the computer nowadays. (NOW ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS ADD TRANSITIONS BETWEEN THE SENTENCES). Did you know that college teachers use the computer to put their notes from class on so that students can copy the notes and study them if they miss class? They can also use the notes to study from. In addition, teachers can email students reminders for homework For example, Mrs. Allison Gordon of Marrero Academy often emails her students when they need to bring their workbooks or to remind them when something is due. Nowadays, teachers can use the wiki, which serves as a computerized agenda that students can access information about things like homework, class lectures, events, fundraisers, projects, and contact information. Also, teachers can type information on a large screen, which the students will instantly view, allowing the teacher to write faster than she would with a chalk or dry erase marker. It also has the advantage of allowing her to save the information for other classes to see. And when you are teaching writing, for example, there is more than one or two pages that need to be viewed, so it is more efficient than rewriting it on a chalk board for every class. Many teachers now take their notes from the computer by sending it to their emails in order to access it at home. Finally, this saves time and helps the teacher keep the many pages organized, which she would have normally carried around in thick binders, maybe misplacing them from time to time.












Guidelines For Your Social Studies Fair Paper
Size of print: 12 point
Font: Times New Roman
Double spaced, one the front side of page
Black ink
No pictures!!!






Example of a Title Page and Body of a Paper


social studies fair abstract and body example.doc






Outline Example


I. Introduction
A. Background: The Ptolemaic Dynasty and Cleopatra’s reign as the last ruler of it, ending 1500 years of Greek occupation and ushering in the Roman Empire.
B. Thesis statement (hook with explanation of what your paper will be about)
Although Cleopatra was extremely intelligent and passionate, she and Antony allowed their love to blind them to reality, leading to both of their deaths.
II. Cleopatra became queen because she was superior to her brothers and sisters.
(First subtopic: first question from note cards)
A. Excellent Education and Memory (First note card)
1. She learned 7 languages at the best university at the time. She even knew the “common” man’s Egyptian, which none of her other siblings learned, making her more popular with locals.
(supporting evidence 1: second note card)
2. She knew math, literature, astronomy, and medicine.
(supporting evidence 2: third note card)
A. More intelligent
1. She rolled herself up in a carpet to hide from Caesar’s guards.
(supporting evidence 1: fourth note card)
2. She allied with Caesar to protect Egypt (fifth note card
(supporting evidence 2: fifth note card)
III. She married people to keep Egypt free
(Second subtopic: second question from note cards)
A. Caesar married her
1.Cleopatra and he were trying to make an empire together.
2.Senators assassinated him, fearing she (a foreigner) was gaining too much power.
B.Antony helped her gain more power by marrying her

1.He conquered many lands and gave them to her, not Rome.
2.He had kids with her and gave them thrones in each of their conquered lands.
IV. Octavius outsmarted them
(Third subtopic: third question from note cards)
A.He sent too few troops to Anthony on purpose
1. Caused him to lose the war
2. Helped him get Lepidus and Antony out as joint rulers of Rome (they had all three divided the empire among themselves)
B.Started making up stories about Antony and telling the public
1.Said Antony wanted to take over Rome with the foreigner, Cleopatra, who had already destroyed Caesar.
2.Said her Roman-Egyptian dynasty would destroy Rome.

V. Final Defeat—End of a Dynasty
(Fourth subtopic: fourth question rephrased into a statement)
A.Antony lost his common sense over his love of Cleopatra
1.He attacked with ships even though he was a better fighter on land.
2.He listened to Cleopatra, who didn’t want to move North, but instead wanted to fight at sea to be closer to Egypt in case of retreat.
B.Octavius fought in a sneaky way
1. If soldiers left Antony, he promised them land.
2. He got support from Antony’s former allies of Greece, Asia Minor and N. Africa in exchange for bribes.
VI. After the Fall
(Fifth subtopic: fifth question rephrased as a statement)
B. Octavius went into Alexandria to conquer them in battle
1. Cleopatra locked herself up in a giant tomb with her riches while Antony ran after her.
2. The people dropped their weapons and instantly surrendered when the Romans arrived.
3. Octavius asked for Cleopatra so that he could bring her back to Rome.
4. He wanted to drag her through the streets and make her a slave.
5. He became the first emperor of Rome, crowning himself “Octavius Caesar”
B. Antony and Cleopatra died
1. Antony stabbed himself in the stomach when he heard a rumor that Cleopatra was dead.
2. She sent a message that she was in the tomb, but he had already stabbed himself. He was carried to her and died in her arms.
3. She had her servants bring her a poisonous snake to bite her so that she could die too.
4. She didn’t want to be a slave to the Romans is one reason.
5. Another reason is that she wanted to die and be with Antony in the afterlife.
VII. Conclusion: A restatement of the main points of your paper
Cleopatra turned out to be a strong leader for Egypt, but she should have relied more on Antony’s abilities as a soldier instead of her own fear and that is why Rome defeated them. If she would have let him fight his way, they would have eventually ruled all of Rome.





Research Paper Outline



Description of character
Description of setting
Interesting fact (or made into a question)
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Although she had a hooked nose and a rather large chin for a woman, Queen Cleopatra’s intelligence made even the strongest and smartest of Roman leaders fall in love with her.
Thesis statement: Explain what you are writing about
Cleopatra was a great ruler because her intelligence helped keep her in power through manipulating Roman leaders.
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Conclusion (Summarizing what you learned)