In this ongoing research paper project, students will:
Select and narrow an essay topic.
Identify audience and purpose before beginning the process of writing an essay.
Formulate a strong, effective thesis statement.
Structure an essay using a strong beginning, middle, and end.
Develop and organize the topic sentences, the supporting details and specific evidence that support the thesis and essay.
Show appropriate development of the essay and the thesis using paragraphs that contain sentence variety and specific, coherent, relevant, and interesting details.
Make good use of topic sentences, transitions, and concluding statements within the paragraphs, which better links paragraphs in the essay.
Write an essay, approximately 6 double-spaced and typed pages, using proper research techniques and following proper standard MLA guidelines.
Include 4 to 7 relevant, quality sources in your works cited page.
Revise to ensure appropriate development with specific attention to cohesion, support, and organization.
Revise to include varied, interesting, and accurate sentences and word choices.
Identify the common grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors in an essay and apply the rules of correction to effectively edit.