All seniors must pass the Senior Capstone Paper in order to qualify for a diploma from Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School.
Senior Capstone Paper Assignment
Capstone Graphic Organizer
Senior Capstone Rough Draft Rubric [Macbeth]
Senior Capstone Final Draft Rubric [Macbeth]
Students will demonstrate mastery of research techniques in a well-developed, mechanically sound research paper using proper MLA (Modern Language Association) documentation style.
- Seniors will conduct a sustained research project that answers a question or solves a problem, writing a 3-page minimum research paper (5 or more for Honors English 12 and AP English Literature).
- Students will gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, assess the strengths and limitations of the sources, and use MLA format for citations.
- Students will follow a specific timeline of tasks to complete the paper, including making a proposal, writing an outline, completing a rough draft, and turning in a final, polished paper.
- Topics are subject to English teacher approval.