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  • 1. 2­6­14.notebook February 06, 2014 2/6/14 8th Grade Language Arts Agenda: 1. Independent Reading 2. Thesis Paper Assignments: -HR Presentation (TH 2/13) -Library Card (F 2/14) -Parent Signature for thesis paper (F 2/14) 1
  • 2. 2­6­14.notebook February 06, 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. 2
  • 3. 2­6­14.notebook February 06, 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 3
  • 4. 2­6­14.notebook Adoption • open/closed • U.S. adoptions • International adoptions Affirmative Action • Business required to employ a certain number of minorities? February 06, 2014 Standardized Test • basic skills test to graduate • Test scores used to evaluate teachers • students transfer to districts that are accredited Terrorism • government allowed to detain suspected terrorists without trial • gov't allowed to monitor phone calls, emails, etc to find suspected terrorists 4
  • 5. 2­6­14.notebook Bullying • students who cyber bully be suspended from school? • appropriate response to bullies • bully responsible when someone commits suicide? February 06, 2014 Juvenile Crime/justice system • children who commit violent crimes-tried as an adult Others: • Should people who download music and movies illegally be punished? • Should our country have a universal health care program? • Should illegal immigrants be allowed to get a driver's license? 5

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