American Literature Albert Einstein


English 3 Research Paper

Purpose: Research writing is a process in which the writer identifies a topic or question to be answered. The writer locates and evaluates information about the topic or question, and then organizes, summarizes, and synthesizes the information into a finished product. In this paper, you will discuss an American person from the 19th or 20th century who made a large impact on society.

Assignment: Write a research product that:

  1. Uses evidence to support an argument (how your person made an impact)
  2. Integrates information and ideas from multiple sources
  3. Makes distinctions between the value of the information or evidence used
  4. Integrates direct quotes, paraphrases, and summaries
  5. Uses internal citations (parenthetical notations)
  6. Includes a works cited page
  7. Demonstrates proper usage of MLA format


  • The paper must be a minimum of 1000 words in length
  • The paper must conform to MLA format

Proposal Argument: The research paper is going to be written as an Impact Proposal Argument.

(your chosen topic) impacted society by (your argument).

Argument Structure:

  1. Description of the topic
  2. Impact on society
  3. How that impact is significant today