Skills I Wish I Learned in School: Building a Research Paper

Skills I Wish I Learned in School: Building a Research Paper

by Nicole Lusiani


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Most college professors assume students entering higher education come with research and writing skills; because of the current educational focus on content acquisition over skill development, however, that is not the case. Skills I Wish I Learned in School: Building a Research Paper was written in direct response to the need new college students have for specific skills left out by current high school teaching standards, especially in the area of social studies.

Written in an easy to follow, step-by-step manner, Skills I Wish I Learned in School: Building a Research Paper is a fantastic resource for new college students who need a frame of reference for how to research and write a college-level paper. Differentiation is provided for different learning styles; an appendix of reproducible handouts offers students an additional layer of support. If that was not enough, references for where to find additional information in areas such as writing and citations are also included.

This all-inclusive handbook helps students break down the daunting task of research in ways that feel doable, and then moves them forward through a comforting structure that gets them to their end goal successfully. It also is a valuable tool for high school educators looking to teach their students how to write a research paper.

Skills I Wish I Learned in School: Building a Research Paper is a must have for any student entering college.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780985387303
Publisher: Dirt Path Publishing
Publication date: 05/10/2012
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 605,744
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.17(d)
Age Range: 16 - 18 Years

About the Author

Nicole Lusiani is a 17-year high school teaching veteran and writer who feels as Maya Angelou does, "At our best, we're all teachers." She guides her work with an intention toward revolution: one that allows people the freedom to do and say what is right for them in constructive and productive ways. Nicole leads that charge with Wildflowers Don't Grow in Rows, her forthcoming memoir currently in the final stages of editing, and What Can They Teach Us?, a book about how the national treasures who are our teachers can sustain themselves in such a complex political time.

Nicole also founded Dirt Path Publishing with a simple mission: to publish works that inspire people to consider new and different ways of looking at their common, everyday experiences. Grounded in a strong code of ethics, they hold our resources, employees, clients, and customers with great care. They value the written word just as they do one another, with all due respect both for what already works as well as the innovation for what comes next.

Writer. Mother. Teacher. Wildflower. Nicole believes that in all areas of her life her primary purpose is to live and work with integrity, honesty, and grace. By doing so, she hopes others feel free to do the same.

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Skills I Wish I Learned in School: Building a Research Paper 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
mark_jaime More than 1 year ago
This the they type of book that could benefit every student. The skills outlined in the book provide the foundation on which to begin college level reasearch and writing. An easy to use reference guide at your finger tips as you continue your educational journey. A great gift for someone heading off to college.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish I had a book like this during my high school and college years! As someone who has been out of school for 7 years and considering returning, this will help me immensely! Not only is it an excellent guide and easy to follow, (no endless jargon to weed through to get to "the good stuff") but she actually cheers you on! She encourges you and makes you feel confident and motivated. Some how-to's make you feel inferior and have a somewhat condescending tone. Not this one! One word; Empowered!! I'm also purchasing it for my friends who are teachers to hopefully inspire and encourage students to feel as empowered as I did. Thanks for this!
Victoria_D More than 1 year ago
This book is extremely helpful. I just finished my first year at UCSC and I really wish I had this book. The book presents useful steps and strategies to write a strong research paper. The tips for constructing and organizing your ideas are amazing. I will definitely be using this book and these tips as long as I have to write research papers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish this was created earlier!!. A very helpful and easy to understand book about how to effectively research and write a paper. I just wish that I had something like this when I was at CSUEB. It would have lead to a lot less hair being pulled out.