Sophomore Project

The sophomore project is a 4-5 page research paper. You will be required to have in-text citations from at least five (5) reliable sources and follow MLA format. Your paper should be argumentative, cause/effect or problem/solution. There will also be a presentation component to your project.

Critical Inquiry Assignment

Sophomore Project Checklist

Media Center Website: This is your destination for research databases

Ashley Media Center

Reliable Search Engines

MLA Citation Resource

Notes on Citations:

*Follow this formula. Make sure you create a hanging indention if/when your citation goes on for more than one line.

Author’s Last name, First name. “Title of the Article or Individual Page.” Title of the website,
Name of the publisher, Date of publication, URL.

Examples of website citations in MLA 8:

White, Lori. “The Newest Fad in People Helping People: Little Free Pantries.” Upworthy, Cloud
Tiger Media, 3 Aug. 2016,

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Annotated Bibliography:

Thesis Statement:


Introductory Paragraph

Research Paper:

How to Incorporate Quotations

MLA Citation Handout

Model Essay

Final Draft Rubric