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ACTIVITY: Research Paper Outline (Research Paper)

Project: Comparatively Speaking

SUMMARY

Goals

Review outline options; Develop outline for paper

 

Details

Duration: 60 minutes

Assessments: Student writing, Research

Materials: laptops, books for research

 

Description

Benchmark #5: Students developed an outline for their research paper.

1. We allowed students to choose the way in which they wanted to outline their paper. We provided examples of different outline styles and reviewed the strengths and weaknesses of each. The requirements for the outline included:

The outline must show:
Structure of your paper
Relationship(s) of one idea to another
Connection(s) to the thesis statement

Some Outline Options:
Detailed Outline (parallel structure or point by point)
Graphic Organizer
Web
Something similar to your Banned Books Essay Outline

ACTIVITY RESOURCES

(e.g. rubrics, examplars, websites, etc.)

Exhibition Clips
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Outline
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REFLECTIONS & COMMENTS

Author Reflections

If the students thoroughly completed the "Arguments and Evidence" benchmark, they used that as their outline. Some students were resisant to this step because they like to "just write," but we forced them to do this anyway!