The Research Paper
The Common Core ELA Standards for students in grades 6 - 12 focus on the three major purposes for writing:
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.
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