Topic outline

  • General

    Comm Title

    • Most Likely To/Best

      Click on the link 

      Type in a first and last name for each question.  Choose who you believe best represents each category.  You are only allowed to vote once.  If you don't fill out each category, it's ok.

      Submit the survey smile


    • Topic 16


      BE SURE YOU CITE YOUR SOURCES PROPERLY!  Plagiarism is the stealing of someone else’s words and/or ideas.

      See the Citation guides below for details on how to cite your sources properly.  

      You can also look for options on the RMS Library homepage.  Look under RESEARCH HELP!

      I got the following citation guides from Ms. Alexander.




      I – Introduce your…

      • Quote
      • Claim
      • Topic sentence
      • Thesis Statement
      • Argument
      • Hypothesis

      This should be one sentence that states the central idea.

      Sample:  Students at RMS had a great first week.

      C --Cite your evidence:

      • Proof – prove your claim with evidence
        • Evidence can be a fact, example, anecdote, statistic, truth, expert opinion (FEAST EXo)
        • Tell us who said it
          • Tell us where you found your information or who said it

      Sample:  According to Ms. Thompson, a few parents came up to her at the volleyball game on Friday and told her that their children came home with smiles on their faces and had good things to say about teachers and students.


      E – Explain your quotation/evidence:

      • Tell the why
      • This is your summary
      • Tell what the evidence/quote/fact/ data means with regard to your topic and how they relate to your claim
      • Write one- three sentences connecting the evidence to the claim/main idea/hypothesis etc.


      Students at RMS went home happy last week with great things to say about their teachers and friends they met.

      More notes:

      ICE NOTES:

      How to Write an Argument


      How to answer a question

      · I ntroduce your answer/argument. Restate the question/argument with a brief answer.

      · C ite the passage/evidence. This is where you will copy the passage/evidence that helps you answer the question. The passage/evidence should be specific and complete enough to support your ideas. Make sure that you use quotation marks and write the page number in parenthesis.

      · E xplain.

      Explain what is happening in the passage/evidence.

      o Explain how this passage/evidence supports your answer.

      This should be the longest section of your response. The explanation should be detailed and written in complete sentences to show your complete thoughts.