--Who Am I? What is my life plan?
--How much do you know about your intended profession? Identify
/ find a person who is very successful in your field. In
addition, students will find out 3 things about this person's
"Who am I?" "My Life My Plan"
What's Your Life's Purpose?
Career Role Model
Resources at the College Office
Homework #1: Complete the personal writing "My Life&My Plan"
intro to the research paper and conference
- Choose a topic
Begin preliminary reading
- Restrict the subject
- Develop a preliminary thesis statement
Notes on Choosing a Subject for research:
Consider (if you have not yet decided on a
broad subject you will do research on): What subject am I
interested in( Science, Social Science, Arts, Politics,
Social problems, a social phenomena, a college issue,
family, relationships, media’s impact on… )?
What about the subject that interests me
(for example Subject-Family; possible topics:
Parent-Children Relationship; Same Sex Parenting, Siblings,
Adopted Children, Foster Homes, etc).
A. Research Paper - preliminary research
___ 1. Compile the working bibliography
___ 2. Prepare the bibliography on cards in correct form (3"
x 5" cards)
___ 3. Begin extensive work in the library reference room; be
sure to check:
___ a. general bibliographies
___ b. trade bibliographies
___ c. indexes (books and collections, literature in
periodicals, newspaper indexes, pamphlet indexes)
___ d. library electronic database
B. SAT Prep 1 (hand out SAT books if
available)-Getting familiar with the contents of the New SAT
Introduction to college
Paper - narrowing the topic and finding sources
HW: 1. Preliminary
Research to Narrow Down the Subject to a Specific
2. Collect 3-4 Sources Not from the Internet,
B. SAT Prep 2-Chapter
4 About the Critical Reading Section