Writing Research Papers (9th-12th)
Description: This course will focus on writing a detailed and well-supported research paper using MLA Format for source citations. Course goals include understanding and practicing the research process, developing note-taking skills, practicing synthesis of source material, and mastering essay structure. Class sessions will be focused on discussion of new material, and the class will involve a considerable homework load mostly focused on research and writing. Assignments will include a few short papers that will help students complete the final large research project in smaller increments. The class will leave students well prepared for college Comp 1.
Class Length: 16 weeks
Homework: 4 or more hours.
Supplies: Notebook & pencil/pen required, laptop or tablet preferred. Will need reliable computer and internet access outside of class.