Freshmen: Developing an Argument

After receiving feedback on their thesis statements and basic argument structure, the Freshmen in Room G17 will continue their work on the research paper this week. Students will continue reviewing their sources and taking notes that will help them support their argument. Note Set 1 is due Monday and Note Set 2 is due Wednesday. Students will also work to develop a thorough outline that shows the order of details include. This outline is due Friday.
Throughout the week, students will have lots of time to work on their research paper and conference with me about their work. Students who use their time efficiently should have a moderate amount of homework to complete. In addition to this work time, students will engage in mini-lessons relating to parallel structure, effective outlining, “chunking” of complex tasks, and use of