The Answer Sheet: concord review


Posted at 12:06 AM ET, 07/23/2010

From a list of ideas to an 11,200-word essay

In this letter a high school student details how he wrote a scholarly history paper that was published and what he learned from the experience.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:06 AM ET, 07/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  History | Tags:  concord review, history, how to write a research paper, walter johnson high school, writing research papers

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/21/2010

Academic journal for high schoolers

Since 1987, educator Will Fitzhugh has been publishing what is probably the world’s only journal for the academic history papers of high school students writing in English. It’s called The Concord Review, and its contents belie the common thinking that young people today can not analyze their way out of a paper bag and can’t write a lick. The work produced for the review is impressive. Fitzhugh, a former teacher, accepts submissions from around the world though most of the 879 papers that have been published in the quarterly journal are from the United States, and the topics run the gamut. Student authors often send the papers to colleges as part of their application packages (more than 90 have been sent to Harvard University.)

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  High School, High School | Tags:  The Concord Review