In high school, one of my teachers taught me a method for using index cards in the research phase of writing reports. Through my college years, it developed into what I now affectionately refer to as the index card system. In a nutshell, this method uses index cards for recording facts, and then organizes these cards into a straightforward outline that the students can draw from when writing … [Read more...]
Research Report or Research Paper?
The term research report and research paper are often used interchangeably. Although both of these assignments require research, they do differ in several ways. In a nutshell, the student writing a research report does some research and churns out facts, while the student writing the research paper analyzes a topic and forms an opinion. What is a Research Report? A research report is basically … [Read more...]
How to Write a Scientist Biography Report
I recommend that students beginning writing biographies on key scientists they read about beginning in third or forth grade. We have done this several times already in our homeschool, so I thought that I would share with you about how we write scientist biography reports in 5 easy steps. How to write a scientist biography report Step 1: Choose and Read the Book The first step for writing any … [Read more...]