Assign each source a code or abbreviation. Your librarian can also help you use indexes to magazine articles by topic in print and online. Is the author an expert on the subject? This will keep you from having to write out the entire name on every note or note card.
Start a detailed Source Sheet that lists each resource you use as you take notes. This is a good time students to begin thinking about ways to open their reports.
Have students check flow, content, and sentence structure by reading their paper out loud. Once the students have had time to round up a good group of resources, take a few moments to teach note-taking skills.
Allow students at least one class period and additional time at home to complete this part of the process. Reviewing days The reports are almost ready for their debut. Ask students to name some topics they consider interesting enough to research.
Remind students that they do not need to correct grammar, punctuation, or spelling during this phase of the writing process. Click here to print and then distribute an Editing Checklist to each student. You may wish to discuss ideas with students. Is the information well researched? Discuss the various types of resources: This makes it easier to go back and recheck or get additional information.
Refer to the reproducible choosing a topic. Only write on one side of the note card or paper. This will help when it comes time to organize and write your outline.
Once the cards have been organized, walk students through the creation of an outline. Atlases, Almanacs, and Yearbooks: Keep your notes concise and to the point.
Print versions are sometimes dated. Carefully evaluate any information found online. Be sure to check for more recent publication dates to insure up-to-date information. Next, send the students to their desks and have them read through their notes and review their outlines.
Share the following note-taking tips with students: Explain the importance of an outline and its role in creating a paper that makes sense and flows from one point to another. Discuss the importance of evaluating resources and review the list of "self-questions" they should ask as they review a reource: Share the following tips for choosing a great topic: The reviewing process comes next.
Click here to print the Peer Review Checklist. Be sure to include the page number s where you located the information. Once you decide on a general topic, try to narrow it down or refine to a specific aspect of the general topic.
Remind students of the importance of their essential question or problem. Begin this lesson with a classroom brainstorming session. Before you Begin Taking Notes: Discuss the possibilities with students.
This step is painful to some students, so be sure to offer a variety of options for review. Also, remind students that this is simply a time to get their thoughts on paper- get content down now, and go back later to make corrections.Â· Tell the students that we will be writing a research paper.
The process will take about a month and we will go through each step of the writing process together. Tell the students that they will be able to pick their own topic for the research paper.
Â· Give students the due dates calendar. A+ Writing Research Paper Guide includes a step-by-step guide to researching and writing a paper, an information search guide, and links to online resources. NOTE: After 20 years of service, ipl2 is now closed permanently.
While the focus of the project is the creation of a research paper, the step-by-step instruction for completing the report focuses entirely on the writing process. The steps include: Mini-Lesson (1 day): Mini-lesson 1 helps students learn how to choose the best resources for their research.
Research paper writing challenges learners' ability to research, plan, organize, write, and revise. Detailed, step-by-step directions, color-coded models, and a series of templates guide class members through the entire process. Next, discuss the steps of the writing process and activities involved with each step.
Be sure to include how much class time and homework will be involved with this project. Mini-Lesson The mini-lessons that accompany this unit, choosing resources and naming sources, align nicely with the type of writing required to create a research paper.
4) Explain that conducting and writing research is not a linear process and give tips on how to approach this process 5) Review each major section of the research paper (Introduction, Method, Results, Discussion).Download