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Writing the Research Paper

Chat times for Summer 2022
SUMMER COURSE
Tuesday
9:30a-10:50 ET/6:30a-7:50a PT

Dr. Christe Ann McMenomy

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Parent Guide

Parent's Guide to the Writing the Research Paper Course


PARENTS: PLEASE READ THROUGH THIS GUIDE!

Many common concerns are also addressed on the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page for this course, so be sure to read it also!

Scholars Online courses are a cooperative effort between the teachers, the students, and their parents. Like the proverbial three-legged stool, if one leg is broken or missing, the stool will topple over. You are a necessary and important part of this course, and your student will need your guidance to apply the study skills and self-discipline needed to survive the class.

Writing the Research Paper Website Organization

There are three websites for this course; however, most pages in the three Scholars Online sites will be organized by links in the Moodle to course homework pages, and links from the homework assignment pages to all other website pages required for a given assignment.

Expectations of Student Performance

Students are expected to complete assignments to each chat session, and to come prepared to discuss their issues and review each others' work. This is not a lecture course. It is a working course where we will make editing suggestions and use internet resources to perform some research. Because of this activity requirement, it is recommended that students use a full keyboard laptop or desktop computer for each session.

Students frequently underestimate the amount of time required to complete writing assignments, often because they get sidetracked when doing web-based research. Please make sure that you student has several time slots a week to complete research and writing assignments, as well as time to plan and contemplate research discoveries and organize material. These tasks cannot be done during chat!