Senior Project: Deadlines, 1st and 2nd Trimesters, 2009-2010 (Microsoft Word)

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					North Lawndale College Prep Charter HS, 2009-2010

Senior Project Essay and Presentation Preparation Stages: Due Dates
Veriner Hibbard-James, Ian Taylor, and Barry McRaith

All great research papers begin with a question, a question that the researcher/writer cares deeply about. Such is your first challenge: derive a researchable question about life that genuinely matters to you. Your researchable question must evolve into your Senior Project. From there, you begin your quest [i.e., research] in search of your answer (i.e., your argument) to your question. Next, you create a claim and essay which you are responsible for persuasively arguing. After creating your essay, you will practice for your presentation. Finally, you will present your project to an independent panel of judges, coordinated by Mr. Kelly. A few boundaries to keep in mind: (1) All drafts must evidence your original and best re-writing, not unacknowledged borrowing, (2) citation and formatting must conform to MLA citation methods, (3) deadlines are non-negotiable, and (4) per NLCP policy regarding the Senior Project, you must earn at least a B on the essay to pass this course this trimester. Stages and Deadlines Stage 1. Select and Communicate with Mentor 2. Determine Driving Question 3. Independent Library Trip 4. Research Sourcecards (at least 3 sources explore opposition) Primary Sources (2+): Film Interview (either personal or transcripts from radio/tv) with appropriately qualified “expert” Secondary Sources (8+, student picks extras): 2 books 3 academic journal articles 1 newspaper article 1 magazine article 1 internet reference (hub) site 5. Research Notecards (at least 3 sources explore opposition) Primary Sources (2 ): Film Interview Secondary Sources (8+, student picks extras): 2 books 2 academic journal articles 1 newspaper article 1 magazine article 1 internet reference (hub) site 6. Claim
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Due Dates Friday, September 11 Friday, September 18 Friday, October 2 Friday, October 9

Friday, October 30 10 each film (10+ total) 20 each interview (20+ total) 25 each book (50+ total) 10 each article (20+ total) 10 each article (10+ total) 10 each article (10+ total) 5 each article (5+ total) Tuesday, November 3

End of the 1st Trimester

Start of the 2nd Trimester

7. Outline 8. 1st Full Draft of Essay 9. 2nd Full Draft of Essay 10. Final Draft of Essay 11. Reflective, Metacognitive component 12. Presentation Outline 13. Presentation: 1st Practice 14. Presentation: 2nd Practice

Friday, December 4 Friday, December 11 Monday, January 4 Friday, January 15 Friday, January 15 Friday, January 22 The Week of January 25-29 The Week of February 1-5

Presentation to Independent Panel of Judges

Starting in Early February


				
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