The Steps to Writing a Research Paper
High School Level Curriculum for Homeschool Students
Have you tackled the dreaded research paper
This curriculum will make it easy!
Research paper writing skills thoroughly
developed in high school allow for an easier transition to college writing. We recommend that
high school students complete at least two formal research papers prior to
Not sure where to start? Our popular course high
school curriculum, The Steps to Writing a Research Paper, covers all of the essential steps and skills making it easier to
teach this important course.
From selecting a topic to outlining to
presenting a formal final draft, this curriculum not only provides instruction, but also includes
additional activities to help reinforce the necessary skills.
As well, it contains a
full sample research paper actually written by a high school
student as a realistic reference.
Specific academic writing related
issues are addressed in detail including plagiarism, the MLA writing style, writing transitions
and footnoting documentation.
Tools, including a final editing
checklist, provide the support that you and your student will need to complete a successful, well
written research paper. As with all of our high school curricula, evaluation suggestions and rubrics
enable almost any parent to accurately grade their student’s final research paper, as well as all of the steps
in the process.
This course is recommended as one half
credit completed in one semester.
Other notable highlights
An introduction describing how to fully use the curriculum for credit and
the steps required to complete a formal research paper
Sequential steps detailing the components required to
complete a research paper
Various activities to promote strong skills related to
Evaluation directions, rubric usage and recommendations
for the teacher
Appendices containing helpful tools such as:
--research paper sample including the body, outline and
--guidelines for using the MLA format
--information about important writing related issues such as
plagiarism and transitional phrases
--exploration research tool
--final editing checklist
See the Table of Contents for The Steps to Writing a Research
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as instructed, this curriculum will provide
your high school student with relevant and essential experience resulting in a well written and
well organized research paper. Such skills can contribute to more confident writing in
college and in life.
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