Wednesday, April 1st – Homework

Research Paper:
Please note: If you look at your syllabus (also available here under the tab labeled “Syllabus”), you will see that this research project counts for a huge part of your grade. If you are interested in raising your grade, doing well on this assignment  your best opportunity.

Your research paper and Works Cited page is due at the beginning of class on the day after Spring Break.


You have had weeks to work on this assignment so excuses such as “my printer wasn’t working” will not be accepted. You paper is due at the beginning of class Monday. No exceptions.

Oral Presentations:

Additionally, on the first two classes after spring break, we will be doing oral presentations on our research. Here is the information regarding that:

You will present a summary of your research to the class either the first or second class after spring break. Who goes on which day will be chosen randomly, so you must be prepared to present on the first day back.

Your oral presentation should consist of a brief overview of what you learned from your research. You will introduce yourself and your topic and then tell the class your thesis and the information you found that supports it. Think of it as writing a summary of your own research paper.

This presentation is for a grade and must be between 3 and 5 minutes in length. If it is longer than 5 minutes, then you will be cut off and lose points. If it is shorter than 3 minutes then you will also lose points. Practice at home and time yourself.

If you choose to have visual aids tell me at the beginning of class when we begin so I can be sure to plan around your set up time.

Late Assignments:

If I’ve told you there are late assignments you can turn in to raise your grade, these are due on the first day back from spring break. These assignments will not be accepted after this date for any reason.*

*Exception: If 2 drafts of the same paper are due, you can only turn in 1 draft on this day and we will discuss when the 2nd draft is due



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