Welcome to Research Writing!
Course Description: This course will focus on research-based writing in the form of traditional research papers, persuasive research-based writing, and non-traditional research projects and presentations. Students will learn research skills, documentation procedures, argumentation, MLA format, grammar, and traits of good writing, using various non-fiction texts as writing models. This course will be especially useful for college-bound students to develop skills for writing at a college level.
I expect students to:
Students can expect me to:
If a student or parent has a concern that these expectations are not being met, arrangements will be made to meet outside of class time to discuss strategies and solutions. If students and I cannot agree on a successful strategy, parents and/or administration will be involved.
Course grades will be calculated according to the school’s uniform grading scale:
100-94% A 89-87% B+ 79-77% C+ 69-67% D+ 59-0% F
93-90% A- 86-84% B 76-74% C 66-64% D
83-80% B- 73-70% C- 63-60% D-
Cheating will absolutely not be tolerated in my classroom. This includes copying from another student, the internet, or a published source without giving proper credit. As stated in the HHS student handbook, “Academic dishonesty will be handled in accordance with ISD#203 Policy 506 (Student Discipline). Students in violation of this policy will have five school (5) days from the incident to complete an alternate assessment. If a student fails to complete the alternate assessment a grade of zero will be recorded. The time and location of the alternate assessment will be set by the classroom teacher. Any student with a documented incident of academic dishonesty during the quarter will be ineligible for the honor roll. All documented incidents of academic dishonesty will be considered a violation of ISD#203 Policy 534 (Student
Code of Responsibilities).”
Research Basics/Consipiracy Theory Presentation
Writing to Various Audiences
NoRedInk Assignments and tests
Students will be producing at least 10 pages of polished writing throughout the course of the semester. This is a universal expectation for all high school writing classes at HHS.