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					North Lawndale College Prep Charter HS, 2009-2010

Senior Project Essay and Presentation Preparation Stages: Due Dates for 2nd and 3rd Trimester Group
Veriner Hibbard-James

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, December 4 Friday, December 11 tbd Friday, December 18

Friday, January 8 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) Friday, January 22

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: 2 nd Practice

Friday, February 12 Friday, February 19 Friday, March 5 Friday, March 19 Friday, March 19 Friday, March 26 The Week of April 5-9 The Week of April 19-23

Presentation to Independent Panel of Judges

Starting in Late April


				
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