SENIOR EXIT PROJECT:
The senior exit project is complied of several different components that will be due throughout the course of the year. Please pay close attention to the calendar of due dates and check the website regularly for changes in dates.
For the first component of the senior exit, students will write an original MLA style typed research paper relating to the career interest of the student. Papers will be graded with an emphasis on the PROCESS of writing as well as the final content. This means that it requires a hand-written rough draft and outline as well as “proof” of research, which will include photocopies, etc. Plagiarism will not be tolerated and will be awarded an automatic “0” on the project resulting in an F and a failure to graduate.
Research Paper Overview:
Research a career area/topic that interests you. Please keep in mind: this is NOT a narrative, but rather an informative, objective paper that focuses on researching some specific aspect of the particular field that interests you. This focus can be on the history, training, education, salary, job opportunities, societal impact, controversial issues, respected people in the field, or any combination herein of the above listed areas. Your thesis statement must indicate why this subject is important; this importance needs to be defended through your research. In addition, you will have to create a number of components that illustrate this subject in multimedia formats.
1. Cover Sheet: Name of Career Topic; Student’s Name; Due Date; Class Period Number—all centered, using 20 font and in bold type.
2. The paper should be focused on the topic and the position you wish to take regarding this topic. For example, if the career field in which you are interested is medicine, a sample topic may be “What are the political, moral, & ethical implications of genetic engineering, & how can our society best deal with them?”
3. Parent Permission Form
4. Write a research paper (typed, 12-font, double spaced—should be at least 2,000 words. You will develop your thesis statement and support it in the remainder of the paper—all of this is written in THIRD PERSON ONLY. ALL resources used in the research MUST be supported through the use of PARENTHETICAL REFERENCES within the body of the paper. Refer to the classroom copy of Style and Documentation Sourcebook for Writers or reference Purdue Owl online writing lab.
5. Wikipedia.com is NOT to be used as a source at ANY time!