I would love to give you a worthy introduction as to why you need to write a research paper, but I think Mrs. Trometer says it best:

"A well-written research paper is much more than just an accumulation of facts printed on paper. The purpose of writing a good research paper is to prove one's ability to come to his/her own conclusions after analyzing and evaluating information. Writing a research paper involves first researching what the experts have to say about a topic and then comparing their thoughts to the researcher's own thoughts. The final product will be a unique integration of evidence you located...and personal insights."

The Writing Lab at Purdue has some addtional insights. Check it out.

The NHS Media Center can be accessed at this link. The logon is nwsxnhs. The password is nwiaea.


May 1st Homework: Read: Evaluating Websources: **Evaluating Sources.ppt** and take **this tutorial**.


Examples of Past Wikis to Use as Reference

Kailey
"Pharm Parties" Aren't Attended
by Pigs and Chickens

Carlee
The Death Penalty

Mallory
Why we should protect plant
and animal species

Amy
Judicial System


Anna
Anorexia
Abby
Ecstasy
Zach
Internet Predators
Karol
Legalizing Marijuana
Camille
Queen Elizabeth:
The greatest queen
England has ever seen
Jason
Peter-Francisco
Lisa
Middle East or Koreas?
Ramiro
Side Effects of Cell Phone Use
Anna
Human Trafficking: Slavery
hasn’t been abolished.

Karlee
Generally Generics
Becca
Obesity in Teens
Ashley
Teen Pregnancy
Jessica
Autism
Iris
Hazing
Catherine
Social Networking Sites:
How Dangerous They Really Are.

Jozey
Stem Cell Research
Katie
Organics
Vickie
On Assisted Suicide...
Aaron
Bioethics...What is acceptable?
Sami
PreMaritial Sex
Rachel
Please Don't Stop the Music
Hanley
The Barbie Effect
Dacia
The Dangers of Adolescent Games Today
Michael
Space Exploration…the Pros and Cons
Consuelo
Genetic Engineering
Tori
Haitian Donation
Mal
The Media’s Effect On Body Image
Alex
Effects of violence in video games on the teenage mind.
Chase
Is Gum Actually Good for You?
Cristell
The Effects of Heroin
Robbie
The Real Inconvenient Truth
Aleah
Weight Limits for Models
Amanda
The Harmful Effects of Smoking
Tyler
Eco-Friendly Cars
Maria
Bad Influence of Gangs
Dustin
Caffeine--Can It Drive You Crazy?
Jamie
Video Games are Good for You
Madeline
Music Censorship
Danny
Sports Parents: It's Only a Game
Courtney
Vegs and Veggies
Brooke
Media Influences on Teen Pregancy Rates
Paige
Children's Beauty Pageants
Dylan
Legalizing Marijuana
Alejandro
How Music Influences People's Beliefs and Actions
Hannah
Fitting in at School
Linh
Technology Gone Bad
Kayla
Comic Books
Leslie
Imigration Reform
Nerissa
Stereotypes
Josh
Get Rid of Cursive
Andrew
How Depression Hurts Everyone
Long
Put Recess Back in High School
Dean
Corporate Farming