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  • 1. 2­13­14.notebook February 13, 2014 2/13/14 7th Grade Language Arts Agenda: 1. Independent Reading 2. Thesis Paper Assignments: -Library Card (F) -Parent Signature for thesis paper (F) -Be ready to pick your topic (F) -25 Questions (M) -Reading Response (M) 1
  • 2. 2­13­14.notebook February 13, 2014 3 Types of Research Papers 1. Analytical 2. Informational 3. Persuasive 2
  • 3. 2­13­14.notebook February 13, 2014 Four Parts to our Paper 1. Title Page 2. Outline 3. Text 4. Works Cited 3
  • 4. 2­13­14.notebook February 13, 2014 Requirements for writing a paper 1. Self-discipline 2. Organization 3. Patience 4. Flexibility 4
  • 5. 2­13­14.notebook February 13, 2014 Understanding the Assignment 1. What kind of research report does the teacher expect? 2. What kind of research does the teacher want me to do? 3. What will my grade be based on? 5
  • 6. 2­13­14.notebook February 13, 2014 Two adages 1. You probably will not know the answers until you ask the questions. 2. If you don't know where you're going, you won't know when you get there. 6
  • 7. 2­13­14.notebook February 13, 2014 Steps in Writing 1. Choose a topic 2. Narrow your focus 3. Write a tentative thesis statement 4. Prepare a preliminary source list 5. Take notes 6. Make a rough draft 7. Write a final outline 8. Create the final draft 7
  • 8. 2­13­14.notebook February 13, 2014 What is a thesis/research paper? 1. The synthesizing of your discoveries about a topic and your judgment, interpretation, and evaluation of those discoveries...drawing conclusions about your discoveries. 2. A new work that you create that only can be found on the pages you write (original work) 3. An acknowledgment of all sources you use. 8
  • 9. 2­13­14.notebook February 13, 2014 What a research paper is NOT 1. A summary of books 2. Other people's ideas 3. A series of quotes 4. Unsubstantiated personal opinion 5. Copying 9
  • 10. 2­13­14.notebook February 13, 2014 Selecting a topic Too General: Ants Still too General: Fire Ants Still too General: The evolution of fire ants Just Right: The invasion of fire ants in the U.S. Too Limited: What to do if you are stung by a fire ant Too Limited: What a fire ant looks like 10
  • 11. 2­13­14.notebook February 13, 2014 Identify the topics that are neither too general nor too limited 1. a. The population of the U.S. b. Information from the latest U.S. census c. Some problems in collecting accurate information in the latest U.S. census d. The number of people of Vietnamese origin living in San Francisco, according to the latest census 11
  • 12. 2­13­14.notebook February 13, 2014 Identify the topics that are neither too general nor too limited 2. a. Symbolism in Robert Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" and Mending Wall" b. Robert Frost's poetry c. Symbolism contemporary American poetry d. The origin of the word wall 12
  • 13. 2­13­14.notebook February 13, 2014 Identify the topics that are neither too general nor too limited 3. a. History of and current requirements for physical education classes in local schools b. Overweight Americans c. Too much TV d. Health benefits of sports and other forms of exercise 13
  • 14. 2­13­14.notebook February 13, 2014 Identify the topics that are neither too general nor too limited 4. a. U.S. presidential elections b. Pros and cons of paid political advertisements c. How the U.S. presidential candidates are chosen d. Problems with various types of voting machines 14
  • 15. 2­13­14.notebook Legalizing of Marijuana • legal for medicinal purposes • better for you than cigarettes School lunch program • Should schools serve frenchfries and fried potato products? • fast food options like McDonalds or Taco Bell? • open lunch programs February 13, 2014 Smoking in public • allowed at parks an other outdoor public venues • certain distance from public entrances Genetically modified food • restaurants allowed to sell genetically modified chickens under the name "chicken" • Food labels 15
  • 16. 2­13­14.notebook February 13, 2014 Euthanasia • people with a terminal illness have the right to doctor assisted suicide Abortion • continue to be legal? • legal in the case of rape and incest? Others: • Should school athletes/professional athletes have to take drug tests? • Should scientists be allowed to test products intended for human use on animals? 16
  • 17. 2­13­14.notebook February 13, 2014 17

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