Majors

Each year ACTION students choose an individual topic to spend several weeks studying in depth before writing a paper to share their new knowledge. 
Following you can find the documents for the majors, deadlines, and expectations.  The assignments are planned to assist students in learning and practicing the steps to writing a good quality paper. 

KEEP TRACK OF YOUR RESOURCES
8th and 7th Grade:  Remember to keep track of your sources.  You will be creating a numbered bibliography with a modified internal notation.  You will need to make note of at least 7 places in your paper where you used your resources.  Make sure to date your notes every day.
 
6th Grade: 
Remember to keep track of your sources.  You will be creating a MLA style bibliography for your paper.  Make sure to date your notes every day. 



   RESOURCES
 


DATES TO REMEMBER 2017
6th-8th Grades
Topic Proposal Paper--January 17
25 Points
Paper Organization Outline Due at the End of Class

Notes--January 26th
25 Points
Mrs. Pennington will check your notes.  Will be looking for evidence of good details, dated notes, and resource from which notes were obtained.  

First Draft--February 13
25 Points
Final Copy of Paper Due at the End of Class
Grade will be the total number of words written divided by total number of words expected.   This won't be turned in, I will just analyze your document.

Peer Edits between 1st Draft Due and Final Draft Due

Final Draft--February 13
250 Points
Final Copy of Paper Due at the Beginning of Class


DOCUMENTS
Check out the attachments below for scoring guides and examples of assignments.


Expectations:
6th Grade--1500 Words+ and 
bibliography of 5 or more resources--(bibliography not included in word count)

7th Grade--1750 Words+, internal notation of all 6 resources and 
bibliography--(bibliography not included in word count)

8th Grade--2000 Words+, internal notation of all 6 resources and 
bibliography--(bibliography not included in word count)


TIPS
1.  Spend some time picking your topic.  A cool topic can make this so much more pleasant.

2.  You will need at least one of your resources to be something from the library.

3.  Make sure to utilize good quality resources.
 



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