The Answer Sheet: research papers

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/25/2010

'Impossible' working conditions for teachers

Will Fitzhugh writes about a recent trip to Florida, where he did a workshop with teachers on student research papers -- and then realized that the teachers can't use what they learned in the classroom.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Teachers, Teachers | Tags:  class loads and teachers, class size, florida teachers, history papers, research papers, right to work state, teachers

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 12:40 PM ET, 11/13/2009

How well do kids do research today? Should they ever look at Wikipedia?

Parents: How extensively do your children do research for school papers? Does anybody still own encyclopedias? Teachers: What/how many sources do you require when you assign a research paper? Is Wikipedia acceptable as a source?

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:40 PM ET, 11/13/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  research papers, wikipedia