• The Research Paper
    The Common Core ELA Standards for students in grades 6 - 12 focus on the three major purposes for writing:
    1.  Argument
    2.  Information/Explanation
    3.  Narrative
    The Common Core also places emphasis on research-based writing.
    Common assessments for students in grades 6, 9, and 11 now include a formal research paper:
    Grade 6:  Informative
    Grade 9:  Narrative
    Grade 11:  Argument
    Students in grades 7, 8, 10, and 12 use research methods in various assignments on an on-going basis throughout the year.
     To download the DMS-DHS Research Paper Guide, click here. Note that students are expected to use MLA formatting for their English papers. 
    For further information on MLA formatting, see the Owl Purdue Online Writing Lab.
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