Ms. Rysinski's General English 12

Weekly Newsletter

The Research Paper: Your Future Career

This week, our class is starting the Senior Research Paper about their dream careers. You can help your children get started by thinking of ideas, researching information, and planning to write the paper.

This project will allow your children to show off all of the skills they have learned in the last four years of high school.

It is also a great opportunity to encourage your children to start thinking about their dream jobs. Through their research, students will learn about work hours, salaries, vacation time, necessary secondary education, and other important information.

We are looking forward to this journey together. Let's go!

Future Due Dates

This research project will be done in a step-by-step process, and each step has a specific due date. Please make sure to check the calendar on Edline frequently to make sure your child is on target for meeting the final deadline.

The final deadline is: March 5th


This project is an important part of General English 12 and is worth 25% of your child's final grade. At any point in the step-by-step process, you can check your child's scores on Edline.

Academic Honesty

Plagiarism is copying another person's writing and not giving credit. Plagiarism is cheating and is taken very seriously. Students who plagiarize will be given one chance to rewrite the paper. If students plagiarize again, they will receive a 0%. Please help your child avoid plagiarism. For more information, visit this link: Avoiding Plagiarism.

More Information

These are some helpful links you might want to look at.

Writing a Research Paper

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Career One Stop

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.

I know that by working together, our students will be successful!


Baker, J.R., & Brizee, A. (2014). Purdue OWL: Writing a Research Paper. Retrieved from

Career One Stop: Pathways to Career Success. Retrieved from Retrieved from

Stolly, S., Brizee, A., & Paiz, J.M. (2014). Purdue OWL: Writing a Research Paper. Retrieved from

United States Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved from