Research Planning Graphic Organizer Essay

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Author Research Paper Graphic Organizer

Keep in mind this is NOT a book report about an author. It is a research paper that requires ANALYSIS. As you collect the information during the research phase, ask yourself WHY this information is important to the writer’s life. For example, the fact that every woman Poe ever loved died had a great impact on his life. The first row is filled out as an example. You do NOT have to follow it exactly the way the sample is listed. This is only an example of what could be done.


Author’s name
Date and place of birth & death
Geographical location
Zodiac sign

Edgar Allan Poe
Born to American parents of English descent
Born January 19, 1809, Boston, MA
Died October 7, 1849, Baltimore, MD
Zodiac sign: Capricorn

Interestingly, Poe is a Capricorn, which means he is “extremely dedicated to [his] goals, almost to the point of stubbornness”
(Capricorn Sun Sign – Zodiac Signs).

"Capricorn Sun Sign - Zodiac Signs." 20 Nov. 2009. Web. 21 Feb. 2015.

Looking at the many short stories and poems he wrote, it makes sense that he would not let anything get in his way.

Intro #1

Author’s name
Date and place of birth and death
Physical attributes
Zodiac sign

Thesis Statement
(What is the point of researching this author?)

Edgar Allan Poe
Born in Boston Mass. to American parents.
Born January 19, 1809
Boston, MA
Died October 7, 1849
Baltimore, MD

Edgar Allan Poe is one of the greatest

Intro #2

Family—including how they may affect the author’s works

Body #1