Welcome to Research!



There is an incredible amount of information available in our society and the ability to filter, interpret, and understand all of it is important.  These skills not only help in school, but socially and in future professions.  Quality research allows for a strong base for future discovery, a well-informed opinion to argue a point, and the opportunity to use your knowledge to gain credibility and respect from your peers and superiors.

In this class, students will choose a year-long topic and will work on a number of projects related to this topic.  Choosing only one topic gives students the opportunity to "master" a subject they are passionate about.  Students first learn basic research skills, such as choosing a topic, finding sources, citations, bibliographies, note-taking, outlines, and rough/final drafts.  Then, we progress with our projects which vary depending on grade level. 

Homework, although rare in research class, is extremely important to complete when it is given. For example, an assignment may require students to bring in resource books from the public library; critical to completing classwork.  If resource books are not brought in, the student will not be able to complete classwork and, thus, will fall behind.

Grading is based on:
40%=Classwork
60%=Projects, Papers, Presentations