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Senior thesis 2010

Senior Thesis 2010


Senior thesis overview

Senior Thesis Overview

  • The senior thesis will require students to complete a final paper of 8-10 pages that has an original thesis connected to a novel as well as supporting or relevant quotes from at least 2 scholarly articles. Over the course of second semester students will read and conduct research based around a novel of the students choosing. The senior thesis serves as both a culminating assessment of the student’s work in high school English as well as a means of preparing students for the independent research and writing they will conduct in college.


Senior thesis objectives

Senior Thesis Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Read, annotate and understand dense non-fiction, in particular scholarly articles

  • Sustain an argument over the course of a longer academic essay, 8-10 pages

  • Understand and employ argumentation including the use of sub arguments

  • Formulate and revise essential questions and sub-questions for research.

  • Independently conduct research and plan work time outside of class

  • Integrate multiple arguments and critical voices within their own writing

  • Conduct internet as well as library research

  • Evaluate sources


Senior thesis timeline

Senior Thesis Timeline

  • February

    • Select and obtain senior thesis book over Feb break

    • Begin reading

  • March

    • Complete reading book and 4 reading journals

    • Develop thesis

    • Research and learn to embed arguments from scholarly sources

    • Submit annotated bibliography

    • Draft due in mid/late march

  • April

    • Final draft (8-10 pages with annotated bibliography) due at the end of April


Grading

Grading

  • The senior thesis is a graduation requirement. You must earn above a 65% on your senior thesis in order to be eligible for graduation.

  • Your senior thesis grade will be weighted as 10% of your year grade.


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