This Independent Study Unit is a summative research essay assignment geared towards senior grades. Students decide on a topic that is of interest to them that encourages broad and independent reading. Much of the focus of the assignment is on developing research and note taking skills and enhancing their critical reading and writing techniques. It also gives them the opportunity to develop better time management habits and self-discipline.
The ISU has five steps, Research Topic Proposal, Research Log, Secondary Source Analysis, Rough Copy and Final Draft. There is a sample Introductory Paragraph as well as a sample Secondary Source Analysis included. There are also two assessment Rubrics.
Included in package:
Sample Secondary Source Analysis
Sample Introductory Paragraph
Research Log Assignment
102 Suggested Research Topics
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