College success requires excellent composition skills. Does your child possess the necessary skills to write the research papers that will be required in college? Susan Wise Bauer, author of The Well-Trained Mind
, recommends that students complete a research paper during each year of high school. High School Composition classes are being offered for grades 9-12 (Ages 14+). Mature 8th graders or 13 year olds will be considered. If you would like to discuss what class would be a good fit for your homeschool student, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
. No one under the age of 13 may take this class.
The research paper class will be on Thursdays, from 12:00-1:25 pm at Lapeer Free Methodist Church, except 4 sessions that will meet at the Lapeer library. Homework will be required every week; plan to spend between 2-4 hours on writing homework each week.
- January 30th
- February 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th
- April 3rd, 10th, and 17th
“This research paper class is suggested for all high school students at least once during their high school career. Students will benefit from repeating this class more than once to ensure that the research and writing process is mastered.”
Students will explore the process of academic research from the pre-writing stage to the revision stage. The class will guide students through the planning and development of a research report, step by step. Students will learn how to properly research an academic topic, then plan, develop, draft, and revise a research paper, as well as properly document the facts. This class is designed to prepare high school students to write reports and research papers for high school and college assignments. Four class days will be research sessions at the Lapeer library. Dates to be announced.
Last year’s research papers were based on controversial issues. This year’s topics will be chosen from the student’s current studies in history, science, or literature.
- Research Paper Class-12 Weeks $125 (Copy Fees and Book Fees are included in the cost)
All fees are non-refundable even if you drop the class. They do not offer refunds, so only pay for classes you know that your student can attend. Cash is preferred. They will work with you on a payment plan if necessary, but will rely on you to follow through on your agreement to pay. Class fee is due the first day of class (January 30) unless other arrangements are made.
At least eight students must enroll to ensure the class will be held. A maximum of 20 students will be accepted.