Students in 7th and 8th grade are choosing topics for their research papers. At this point, they should have picked a topic, decided on five questions they would like to know about the topic, created a thesis statement, and should be narrowing down their resources to a manageable 10-12. Students will be required to use three non-internet sources on the papers. Until March 19th (March 21st) for 8th grade, students should be creating source and note cards. After March 21st, students will not be allowed to change their topic or add any new sources to their research. The focus now should be finding sources that have valuable information. Students may see me at any time to discuss topics and sources.