Research Report Writing
Designed for continuing students in upper elementary and middle school to conduct research and develop non-fiction writing skills
Mondays 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST
July 11 to August 29
Calling all mad scientists! This course will develop fact-based writing skills through IEW’s Unit 6: Summarizing Multiple References and Unit 8: Formal Essay Models. Students will begin by selecting a science topic that interests them. For the remainder of the course, students will gather information and organize their findings into a 5-7 paragraph research report. In addition to text-based sources, we encourage students to use a variety of research methods. We welcome all home experiments, scientific models, and museum visits! At the end of the course, students are invited to submit their finished reports to relevant student publications and national competitions.
“Research is formalized curiosity.
It is poking and prying with a purpose.”
-Zora Neale Hurston
-Zora Neale Hurston
6 students maximum
Schedule: Mondays 6:00-7:00 PM EST
Duration: 8 weeks
First Class: July 11, 2022
Last Class: August 29, 2022
In 2013, Ms. Lauren Bridgeford graduated with a BA in Languages, Literature, and Criticism from Hunter College. She has also obtained her DELTA (Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certification from Cambridge University. Currently, Ms. Bridgeford is a Registered Instructor accredited by the Institute for Excellence in Writing, and she is pursuing her master’s degree in Secondary Education.
- Access to a local library may be helpful as students will need to research their chosen topic.
Students will engage in different stages of the research and writing process during class and at home. Our goal is to provide as much in-class time as possible for research and independent writing. We recommend allotting 60 minutes per week to complete out-of-class writing work.
Google Classroom. Students must have either their own email or access to a parent’s email.
Zoom. Students can follow Zoom’s hardware and software guidelines to prepare their environment.
Printer. Students should know how to scan and submit their work, and they should have access to a printer.
Students should have prior experience in an IEW classroom in order to enroll in this course. If your child is new to IEW but you feel this course would be a good fit, please reach out to email@example.com.
Students can transition to a full-year group class in September.
“Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.” -Marcus Aurelius
Note: The minimum enrollment required for this course is four (4) students. Rose Writing Center reserves the right to cancel this course in the event that fewer than four students enroll. Students enrolled in a canceled course will be duly notified and may choose to either receive a full refund or transfer to another course by Rose Writing Center.