Learning Target- Students will learn how to organize notes and write a body paragraph of the research paper.
So I have all of these notecards. Now what? Look at this sample paper first. Yours will be much shorter, but the same idea. Here is another sample paper.
1. Make this graphic in your notebook. Decide what subtopics you can write about.
2. Go through your notecards and stack them up according to the subtopics. Keep a pile of ones that don’t seem to fit yet. Later, you will go back and fit them in somewhere.
3. Writing Body Paragraphs- There is a formula to this. Body Paragraph Framework
You will have at least three body paragraphs, more if your topic needs more. Use your notes (with citations) and your commentary on the notes to build these paragraphs.
*** Do not use first person (I, me, my, we, us) or second person (you, your, you’re, you all, ya’ll). Also, NO QUESTIONS! Remember, you promised.
Sample paragraphs from my fabulous Native Americans paper and another student paper.
Now try it! Write one body paragraph. Tomorrow, we will write two more.