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ERIC Number: EJ775888
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar-1
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1046-6193
The Making of a Relic
Fitzhugh, Will
Teacher Magazine, v13 n6 p37-39 Mar 2002
It seems likely that the history research paper at the high school level is now an endangered species. Focus on creative writing, fear of plagiarism, fascination with PowerPoint presentations, and lack of planning time have been joined by a notable absence of concern about term papers in virtually all the work on state standards. As a result, far too many American high school students never get the chance to do the reading or writing that a serious history paper requires. In this article, the author describes how history research papers once helped teens develop analytical skills. These days, however, too many of the students are not given that chance to grow. Colleges may continue doing what they can to help teenagers master the rudiments of expository writing, but much of what these high schoolers have lost can never be recouped in remedial coursework.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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