SUPREME COURT RESEARCH PROJECT
Requirements: You will need to find three sources, including at least
one book and one recommended website, to write an open-ended
Question: Analyze the Supreme Court’s decision in your case.
What were some reasons the Supreme Court made its decision?
Do you agree or disagree with that decision?
1. Read and Highlight: As you are reading, highlight or circle words
you don’t know.
2. Web: Fill in your web with keywords and the author/title of the
source in which you found the information.
3. Bib Sheets: Fill out a bib sheet to help you cite each source and
staple it to the source.
4. Notes: Take paraphrased notes on evidence to answer the
Notes on 1st Source (10 pts) - Wed, 1/26 (A) & Thurs, 1/27 (B)
Notes on 2nd Source (10 pts) – Fri, 1/28 (A) & Mon, 1/31 (B)
Final Research Grade – Thurs, 2/3 (A) and Fri, 2/4 (B)
RESEARCH GRADE SHEET (100 points)
+ A - + B - + C -
All info paraphrased. All info paraphrased. One mistake with Missing info to
Paraphrased info Detailed, relevant Notes on all parts of paraphrasing. answer part of
notes on all parts of question. Some info in notes does question.
question. Could add more detail not answer question. Multiple mistakes
to notes. with paraphrasing.
Notes lack details.
No notes or notes on
Read multiple Took notes on more Took notes on three Took notes on two Doesn’t have
sources to find than three sources sources, including a sources including a relevant information.
info to answer including a book, book and book and recommended Did not use a book
question. recommended recommended website. and a recommended
website and primary website. website.
Organized Keyword web is Keyword web Keyword web organized Keyword web
research in organized, not organized with info with info and notes missing info for part
preparation for a repetitive and and notes coming coming from less than of question.
logical paper. completed with from three sources. three sources. Notes do not match
many sources and Notes labeled to match One mistake with keywords on web.
notes. web. labeling notes to match Folder has no
Notes labeled to Folder has system to web. organization.
match web. help find info. Folder is has one issue Doesn’t have enough
Folder has a system Has enough info to with organization. info to answer all
to help find info. answer the question Has enough info to parts of the question.
Has enough info to completely. answer the question
answer the question completely.
Showed the exact Kept track of author, book and page number of One mistake on keeping Multiple mistakes on
location of each each fact in notes. track the author, book keeping track the
fact. Bib sheets correctly filled out. and page number of author, book and
each fact in notes. page number of each
One mistake on a bib fact in notes.
sheet. Bib sheet(s) not