Senior Research Paper Requirements
You will organize and write a college-level, thesis-driven research paper of at least 4,000 words, then summarize your findings in a multi-media presentation to your classmates and potentially to other teachers or community members.
You will wish to visit The Concord Review to examine college-level essays and to view the breadth of possible topics available to you. Your own essay can be about any research-worthy topic from our class or any class you are currently taking.
The independent research that you conduct in preparation for writing the paper exposes you to the variety and complexity of informational texts that you will encounter in college, and, thus, provides you with the most effective exercise in college preparation that you will receive at Minford.
This project will take a large portion of the last nine-weeks, but you will be required to complete the bulk of the writing outside of class, so use your study halls judiciously.
NOTE: We will investigate the plagiarism virus and eradicate the possibility that you will find yourself guilty of accidental contamination. Should there then be an incident, I will act immediately to not only cut out the infection, but also take steps to prevent an epidemic by containing the corruption and eviscerating it.
There will be no zombie apocalypse on my watch.