Process Paper and Annotated Bibliography

Updated:  Feb. 27, 2017

Process Papers and Annotated Bibliographies are due Tues. Feb. 28, 2017 with your final projects! 

  • Bring 2 copies to class. If you have an Exhibit Board, one copy goes in front of it.
  • For the Historical Papers, bring (2) copies of your paper, and Annotated Bibliography to class on 2-28
  • A Process paper is not required if you're entering the Historical Research Paper category.

A. Annotated Bibliography -See Sample Annotated Bibliography 
An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books, websites, photos,  etc. followed by a brief annotation, 2-3 sentences, that describe each source. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevancy of each source to your research. An easy way to format your annotated bibliography is easybib.com. . Use MLA style. 


B. Process Paper Format -See Sample Process Paper  
The Process Paper is a (4) paragraph typed description of your NHD project, no more than 500 words. The word 500 word limit is separate from your project word limit.

  1. Paragraph One: How did you select your topic for "Taking a Stand in History?"
  2. Paragraph Two: Explain how you conducted your research for your project. Include library & internet sources, and live interviews.
  3. Paragraph Three: How  has your understanding of your topic changed as you have worked on your research?
  4. Paragraph Four: Explain how you selected a category (documentary, paper, performance, website or exhibit board) & tell how you created your project.
  5. Paragraph Five: Conclude with an explanation of how your topic relates to the 2017 theme?
PDF MLA Style Guide   --  Download for reference at home!