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Tips for Teaching The Research Paper

Posted by Emily Guthrie on Mar 4, 2014 8:51:08 AM

At my school, 3rd quarter in the English department means one thing: research paper time.  We do our best to build on the process every year so that seniors graduate with confidence and a working knowledge of writing research papers and I do think that in this case departmental support is important to effective teaching. Whether you are just starting the daunting task of planning the paper or are looking for a fresh take, I highly recommend the research paper resource product from Simply Novel, which can be purchased as part of the Essay Architect Essay Writing System or separately from TeachersPayTeachers.  This Common Core Standards Based (ELA: Writing) product on teaching research papers is full of everything you need to help students grasp the concept of completing research, plagiarism, organizing their sources, using source information, MLA format, deciphering credible Internet sources, and more!  In addition to the notes, handouts, and activities included in that resource, I would like to share a couple of my tips for teaching the research paper.

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Topics: Essay Architect, Essays, research, teaching tips, teaching writing, writing, writing tips, research papers

How to Write and Organize a Cause and Effect Essay

Posted by Kristen Bowers on Jun 27, 2012 6:10:10 AM

Cause and Effect essays explore why things happen (causes) and what happens as a result (effects). These essays give reasons and explanations for behaviors, events, or circumstances. It is important that your presentation is factual and believable, and that in your thesis statement you explain whether you will be discussing causes, effects, or sometimes both.

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Topics: cause and effect essay, cause/effect essays, Essay Architect, essay writing tips, Essays, organizing essays, Writing, writing a thesis, writing tips

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