Research Writing Readiness

Research Writing Readiness

Research Writing Readiness is an important Language Arts skill that homeschoolers need. However, research paper writing can be difficult (even for good writers).  Teaching a student research writing can be intimidating, even if you are a good writer. That’s why we created 7Sisters’ Research Writing Readiness Guide.

Research Writing Readiness helps a student work with a parent on a first research paper.

This easy-to-use downloadable guide provides the tools you need to introduce the research-paper writing process. When they are in high school, they will be prepared to write their research papers.

Research Writing Readiness: Foundational Skills for Successful Research Papers by Marilyn Groop and Allison Thorp is a step -by-step guide. It provides the tools you need to introduce the research-paper writing process in 20 short lessons. The lessons can be done one per day over 20 school days or (for a more relaxed process) the lessons can be spread out to 1 or 2 steps per week.

This downloadable guide is intended for use in middle school (7th grade or 8th grade for many students). It is also appropriate for high school students:

  • who lack experience or
  • who struggle with research writing

This 7Sisters guide does not teach a particular style of research paper (i.e., MLA, APA, Chicago). Instead, it provides:

  • Instruction in basic research writing skills needed for any style
  • Practice assignments that will help them create a first research paper
  • Development in skills of
    • paraphrasing
    • note taking
    • outlining
    • citing sources
  • Additional links and resources for parents

Parents are also provided the resources they need to guide and encourage their student as they branch out into this sometimes intimidating form of writing. The guide is designed such that it can be used multiple times, depending on what the student needs.

Included in this guide are:

  • helpful instructions for the parent/teacher
  • step by step instructions for student from topic choice to final draft
  • sample grading rubric

Download Research Writing Readiness for your homeschoolers and help them develop powerful research paper writing skills that they need in high school (and in college)!

Planning the order of your homeschoolers’ research paper writing? Here’s a post with a suggested order for these papers (although we all know that there’s not ONE right way to homeschool).

For more encouragement for helping your teens with their research paper writing check out these episodes of The Homeschool Highschool Podcast:

Click here to view an excerpt from Research Writing Readiness: Foundational Skills for Successful Research Papers.

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