inquiry_requirements_LOOK_AT_IT_TONIGHT - 8th Grade Research Report Project Inquiry Dear 8th Grade Students So soon you will be graduating and moving on

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8 th Grade Research Report Project Inquiry Dear 8 th Grade Students, So soon you will be graduating and moving on to high school, the next exciting step in your education. You have had many opportunities to learn and grow over the years here at St. Edward, and now you have one more. I am pleased to introduce to you the greatest research project ever-- Project Inquiry! Part I: What I Know and What I Want to Find Out About My Topic Take time to think and to write. It is critical that you complete this part of the process BEFORE doing research. It will lose its authenticity if you don’t. This section should contain at least four well- developed paragraphs. Include Ø Why did I choose this topic? Ø What knowledge or experience do you already have about this topic? Ø What do I hope to discover? Ø How will this research impact me personally? Even though the learning is in the future, this section is critical to the success of the research project. Think critically and write at least two paragraphs that reveal questions you want answered. Why are these questions important? They should reveal critical thinking and should guide your search for information and interviews. Be sure to develop this section as well. It should not read as a list. Part II: The Search Search and search well. Resources must include 2 print sources, a visit at least 1 face to face interview. Remember to create a Works Cited as soon as you begin to collect resources. It may need to be revised, but record information immediately. Record at least 3 to 4 pages of notes, single spaced, according to main ideas. Read and learn. Take notes. As you learn gain knowledge about your topic, more questions should arise. These queries may prompt you to find more sources of information and to add to your Works Cited.

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