Example Report

Report Proposal 

  1. Topic
  2. Title
  3. Keywords 
  4. Purpose
    1. Answer questions. 
    2. Review what is already known about a subject. 
    3. Report new knowledge.
  5. Sources
    1. One article from Gale Virtual Reference
    2. One to three scholarly articles on your topic, use Academic Search Complete
    3. One procon.org article on your topic
    4. One popular source

Titles as Metacommentary

Metacommentary is “a way of commenting on your claims and telling others how – and how not – to think about them” (129). Metacommentary is telling the audience how to interpret what has been said. They aid the reader by helping them understand why you are saying what you are saying. They prevent readers from getting confused and lead to a more developed paper.

How can we use titles to tell the readers about your paper?

Let’s look at some examples.

  • Marathons for Women by Susan Wilcox
  • From Scroll to Screen by Lev Grossman
  • Wind Technologies Market Report 2012 by U.S. Department of Energy
  • 21st Century Causes of Deforestation

Find more examples. Come up with your own.

MLA Works Cited

Sample Works Cited page (Links to an external site.)

Works Cited

Dean, Cornelia. “Executive on a Mission: Saving the Planet.” The New York Times, 22 May 2007, http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/22/science/earth/22ander.html?_r=0 (Links to an external site.). Accessed 12 May 2016.

Ebert, Roger. Review of An Inconvenient Truth, directed by Davis Guggenheim. rogerebert.com, 1 June 2006, http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/an-inconvenient-truth-2006 (Links to an external site.). Accessed 15 June 2016.

Gowdy, John. “Avoiding Self-organized Extinction: Toward a Co-evolutionary Economics of Sustainability.” International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, vol. 14, no. 1, 2007, pp. 27-36.


Grading Criteria Report

  • Use of Sources and Research
  • Organization and structure
  • Clear Topic and depth
  • Title and Images
  • Word Count, Word Choice, Grammar