Senior Project: The Inquiry Process and Writing Research Papers

As you begin to work on your senior project research paper, please review the powerpoint below from class to refresh your memory on any of the steps we covered together.

Click here to access the “Writing Research Papers” powerpoint.

Remember, it is important that you understand the inquiry process so that you can begin to narrow down your topic. Having a specific question you would like to research the answer to is the first step to writing a quality research paper.

You also need to be sure to pull your resources from reliable websites and sources – if you’re not sure if a source is appropriate to use, check it with the C.R.A.P. Test.

Be sure to outline your information to ensure that you’ve picked the most logical organization for your topic – and don’t forget to compile your sources in a works cited page as you go along, as it makes it easier to cite your sources in the end.

Finally, be sure you’ve formatted your paper in MLA format. Not sure if you’ve used MLA correctly? Check the Owl Purdue Website to review the steps. 

Your research paper is due Monday, September 24th 2018.

Senior Project

Senior Project Paperwork

As a senior, you will also have a complete a senior project. This constitutes 25% of your grade for this course, and is a sustainable part of the skills we will be mastering in class. You can review the documents for senior projects below, or by clicking on the ‘Senior Project’ drop drown menu under ’12th Grade English’ in the toolbar at the top of the website. Additionally, you can keep up with senior project news by visiting the school website at

Click here for the overview document of senior project details

Senior Project Permission and Release Form

Senior Project Proposal Rubric

Senior Project Paper Rubric

Senior Project Checkpoints

Senior Project Presentation Rubric


Senior Project