The Weekly Text, May 13, 2016

It’s Friday the 13th! I hope nothing bad happens to you today.

Although I teach struggling students, I hold them to high standards. One way I can do that–and that is the purpose of this website, incidentally–is to adapt the curriculum in a way that has them doing the same work, though not at the same pace or in the same manner, as their peers working in the general education curriculum. I’m particularly interested in helping students learn to write synthetic research papers, as I’ve mentioned elsewhere in these pages. Needless to say, students struggling with literacy, executive skills, issues with focus and attention, impulse control, or general apathy need support, and plenty of it, to navigate a project of the scope of most research papers.

Here is a a worksheet that assists students in determining when to cite sources in a synthetic research paper; this is the same text as the worksheet, but rearranged and annotated as a learning support.

As always, I hope you find this material useful, and I’d be grateful to hear how you’ve used it and/or adapted it. Until next week….

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