Monday, January 16, 2006

One more note on research paper

I have been observing the commentary regarding research papers. Here are my responses:
1) The topic must be literary as mandated by the school district. Because we teach a survey of British Literature at the 12th grade level, it has to be a British lit topic.
2) The organization of the paper has to be gradable. I promise to come up with a method that will help those who like and those who hate "notecards". The electronic notecard process will help and is much easier than traditional note taking.
3) Fortunately for you, I will be very open to your own process as long as you can fit it into my ability to grade all papers on the same deadlines. I will reveal the details at the end of this week.

See you all tomorrow.

17 comments:

willh6 said...

Thanks Mrs C. You seem very easy going about the research paper, which will make it a lot easier to do.

Mitchellm6 said...

Wow Mrs. C! You are my favorite teacher ever. I am really looking forward to this research paper, i think we will have so much fun.

SuzanneS5 said...

I hope this research paper will be alot better than the others. It seems like it will be easier. The other ones were hard because not many people understood the topic.

Kristen5 said...

I hope that this research paper wont be bad, from what you have said it shouldnt be. Hopefully the topic will be one that were all interested in, because the worst research papers are the ones that you dont understand the topic or really hate it

carletonw1 said...

I don't really know much about electronic notecards but from what you have told me they sound fun. I am a huge loser and i love to write papers but I despise notecards because i get so tired of jotting down notes my hands kill me. I love typing notes and organizing on the computer so this sounds like my cup of tea. Can't wait till we start...

JoanneL1 said...

thanks mrs. caldwell! the easier the research paper the easier my life if. I know that you have certain guidelines to follow, but please take into consideration that it is the second our senior year and we have NO inspiration to do work.

leeb3 said...

This sounds like a good idea. It is going to be a lot better than my research paper last year. You are the best!

Libbyb6 said...

As long as the topic isn't something just crazy and completely off the wall and random, I think it will be great. I think this is going to go very smoothly and will be a great end to our senior year!! SENIORS!!

Drewf3 said...

Well, as much as I dread research papers, I hope this one is more tolerable. Hopefully I will get something that is interesting and I won't have to feel like I am having to slit my wrists to finish it. But, no matter how interesting the topic, I have a feeling I am still going to dislike this assignment because of the exorbitant amount of work that it requires. Oh well, I can't fight it...

SamM5 said...

I have absolutely detested every research paper up to this point. I'm glad that you are trying to make it more interesting than previous teachers I just hope that this doesn't take as much out of my life as others have in the past. Thanks Mrs. C!

allyi3 said...

This research project doesn't really freak me out as much as the one last year. I usually don't do well with broad but I really like Shakespeare and things associated with that time period so i think this will be a fun project.

AndersonS6 said...

Something makes me think Mitchell didn't really write that, of course I could be wrong; Mitchell isn't usely very sarcastic though.....and we all know he wasn't serious.

philipr5 said...

I hope the research paper is not too dificult. I'm not looking forward to doing much work on it so i hope it is much easier than my past research papers.

Mitchell M 6 said...

I just wanted to clarify that I didn't write the post below, that was Max, but I still get the points for it because this stupid site apparently doesn't like to publish my stuff. But all research papers are no fun, there better be some gimme points, that would make it all more acceptable.

HannonK6 said...

Research papers are no fun for me. Really i normal hate doing them, and have to get Mr. Rangley to help me. He is into the structure type of writing so i don't know if that will help or hurt me if i get his help. Anyways im looking forward to it if it is an easy quick process.

philipr5 said...

I hope the research paper is not too dificult. I'm not looking forward to doing much work on it so i hope it is much easier than my past research papers.

ColeT3 said...

mrs. c you said your research paper was going to be easier. This thing is six pages, with a ton of required quotes. What is easy about that? That is just as hard, if not harder than any paper i have ever done. Oh well, i guess your just trying to prepare me for my promising career as a writer. *cough,cough*