Let's Write a Research Paper

Grade 9-12

Research papers are assigned across disciplines and are important to understand at a fundamental level. This course is designed to ensure that you understand the structure of a research paper so that when you're assigned one in school you can dive right in. We discuss the importance of audience and learn how to create an outline and a thesis. We will also talk about sources to ensure your paper is credible.

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Instructor: Ariella F.

Hi! I'm Ariella Frank and I am currently studying economics at Barnard College. I have been tutoring for four years (students ages 8-19) because I love to instill confidence through education. It is my goal to make learning exciting and assessable so that my students perform better in and out of the classroom. In my free time I love to ski, hike, read, play with my dog, and run!

Let's Write a Research Paper

Grade 9-12


August 13-August 19, 2020

2 weeks (twice a week)

  • Monday @ 3:00 PM
  • Tuesday @ 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday @ 3:00 PM
  • Thursday @ 3:00 PM
  • Friday @ 3:00 PM

Eastern Time

30 min sessions

Ariella F.

Course Outline

  1. Lesson 1: Question and Audience (30 min)

    Thu, August 13 @ 3:00 PM

    Eastern Time

    We will first discuss how to pick a topic of interest and how to narrow down on a question you aim to answer to in order to better understand the purpose of the paper. We will also discuss audience so students are aware of how general or specific their work should be and their research should go.

  2. Lesson 2: Sources (30 min)

    Fri, August 14 @ 3:00 PM

    Eastern Time

    We will talk about credible sources and the differences between primary and secondary sources so that we can begin creating our outline and discuss citing.

  3. Lesson 3: Outline (30 min)

    Mon, August 17 @ 3:00 PM

    Eastern Time

    In this class we will begin our outline. We will discuss different outline structures to make it as effective as possible.

  4. Lesson 4: Let's begin writing! (30 min)

    Tue, August 18 @ 3:00 PM

    Eastern Time

    We will start writing, focusing on our introduction and body paragraphs. We will also focus on transitions.

  5. Lesson 5: The end! (30 min)

    Wed, August 19 @ 3:00 PM

    Eastern Time

    We will finish writing, focusing on our conclusion and works cited. We will also review editing techniques.

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