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Summer Class: 8th Grade Research and Communications: Overview of the Class

This guide is for use of summer school students only. During the regular 8th grade school year, use the libguide "8th Grade Research and Speech Class."

Research Class

                                                                           

Welcome to the summer research class!  This class is designed to hone your skills in using print and online resources to organize and compose a research paper.  You'll learn how to evaluate websites and news sources (real? fake news?) and learn the correct way to give credit to the writing and ideas of others.

What you learn over the next two weeks will help you in every other research assignment you have as a student here at MBA.  You'll be on your way to becoming an excellent researcher and a NoodleTools ninja (more on that later ....)!

 

If You Have a Question or Need Help

I am available through school email:

robbie.quinn@montgomerybell.edu

I can answer most emails sent before 8pm.

Class Expectations and Grading

 

Class Rules and Expectations

  1. Come to class every day on time and with a positive attitude.  ALWAYS bring your folder (which I will give you on the first day of class) and all handouts, notes, and assignments.

  1. Raise your hand before you speak. Take your participation and comments seriously.

  1. Respect others through your words and actions. That includes their computers and computer spaces.  

  1. Stay on task. Since this class involves computer work, only use your computer for class assignments unless you have permission to venture elsewhere! This computer lab is not officially library space; NO DOWNLOADING PERMITTED! Fifteen percent of your class grade will be based class behavior and participation.

     

 

Grading Scale

Research Class Grade Breakdown

15% Class Behavior and Participation

15% Homework and Quizzes

25% Notecards and Bibliographic Citations

25% Final Research Paper

20% Final Exam