The Senior Thesis
A persuasive paper will be written on any topic of the senior's choice with the approval of his/her R.O.P.E. teacher, home group teacher and thesis adviser. The paper is an opportunity for students to explore individual interests in areas of foreign language, psychology, sociology, art, music, language arts, history, science and math. This paper will be defended before the senior's R.O.P.E. English content evaluator. The topic will be chosen at the beginning of the second quarter when the R.O.P.E. teacher will give assistance with writing and research. A complete MLA Works Cited section and parenthetical documentation are required. A thesis adviser is available to act as a "screen" for accuracy, plagiarism, topic validity and to assist students with research issues.
The Senior Thesis must be an original paper and not the product of another class.