Analyzing and synthesizing information from a variety of reliable sources, the student will prepare a research paper that is focused, organized, and polished.
True research requires the researcher to analyze and synthesize information from a variety of reliable sources.
Unit Essential Questions:
How can I organize my notes to reflect my purpose?
How does a thesis continue to drive a research paper?
A. The teacher will present a PowerPoint presentations ("The Outline") and then work with students individually to write an outline that fulfills the thesis. Text references are pages 41 - 42.
B. The teacher will explain the required research project portfolio to document the evolution of the research paper: tentative thesis, approved thesis statement, the working outline, the final outline, source cards, note cards, an early draft, a revised draft, and the final draft.
C. Students will revise the tentative thesis and submit the revised thesis to the teacher. Text references are pages 42 - 43.
D. Students will transform working outlines into final ones.
E. HOMEWORK: Students should spend at least four hours in research (i.e., reading or exploring the library) during the next three days.