Students in this course will explore the basics of writing a well organized term paper in a traditional 5 paragraph format. Students will learn how to write a proper thesis sentence, establish support paragraphs and close with a convincing conclusion. Attention will be paid to editing, research, and overall success in grammar and punctuation. During the 8 weeks, students will complete three papers: a topic of my choosing, a research paper of their choosing, and a literature paper based on the last book they have read. Course is geared toward students in grades 6-9.