can parents do? A research paper can be overwhelming
for students. The most important thing you can do as
a parent is to make sure that your child is able to:
state clearly the central question
create and follow a timeline for
the steps along the way; and
locate and ask for help whenever
he/she needs it.
If you are reading this, your child has
probably asked you for help. The resources listed here
should provide some guidance, but please feel free to
contact your child's teacher or a Fay School librarian.
Skills Scope & Sequence Six standards used by Fay librarians
and teachers to teach students essential, age-appropriate
research skills. These standards were created by educators
at seven independent schools in the Greater Boston area.
The Research Road The Research
Road, Fay School's own online tutorial, is a personal
research assistant, ready to guide your child through
any research project step by step. Here are links
to specific topics:
Encouraging your child to do lots of
background reading is one of the most important things
you can do! Ask your child to tell you about the research.
Only with a real understanding of the topic and issues
will your child succeed.
You Think You Can CITE - Your citation
questions are answered here! This publication is also
available in booklet form at the library.
- NoodleBib is an online citation generator that helps
you to create and edit bibliographies (works cited
lists). NoodleBib takes care of punctuation and produces
a polished source list that's correctly formatted
and ready to print! Learn
how to use NoodleBib.