Research writing is an interesting topic! It can be the most fun activity a person has ever had or it can be the worst thing in the world! Everything depends on TWO very important issues: (1) a fascinating subject and (2) the methods used to find information relating to the subject.
You will be completing a research paper, with a length between 3 to 5 typed pages, on a specific topic within History & Social Science. This particular research paper should be viewed as the best piece of work you have completed in the seventh grade and should serve as a bridge to the eighth grade.
This is NOT an activity to cause you frustration at the end of the year. Rather, it is your chance to explore a topic of personal interest in great detail, and then share your findings. Following the development of your paper, you will undertake a 5 to 7 minute oral presentation whereby you: (1) talk about any interesting information discovered through your research, (2) discuss your experiences in completing the research, and (3) share a visual aid related to your subject.
This project will have the following components:
· Title page
· Specific topic
· Solid grammar, spelling, & sentence structure.
· MLA In-Text source citations
· Bibliography (divided into Primary & Secondary sources)
TOPIC OF RESEARCH
NOTECARD/RESEARCH CHECK ____________________________________
ROUGHDRAFT/PEER EDIT ____________________________________
RESEARCH PAPER DUE DATE ____________________________________
ORAL PRESENTATION ____________________________________