The 8 Steps On How To Write a Research Paper. (8th Grade English Assignment #21)

The eight steps to write a research paper are:

  1. Choose a topic

For this you would want to choose a topic that you know a little bit about. This way you can already have a basic understanding about your topic.

2. Research this topic

When you research a topic, first, you want to make sure your site is credible. To do this you will want to check to see if the latest update was 7 or less years ago. Then you will want to find the author’s name. While you research your paper on a credible website you will need to take notes on what you are reading.

3. Make a mind map of your notes

You will you will take your notes and create a mind map. A mind map is a diagram to visually organize your information. A mind map is often created around a single concept, drawn as an image in the center of a blank landscape page, to which associated representations of ideas such as images, words and parts of words are added.

4. Complete an outline

Once you are finished with your mind map you will then create an outline. An outline is a general description or plan giving the essential features of something. However, you don’t need to include all of the details.

5. Write a rough draft

This rough draft is important because this is where you put everything you have just done onto on piece of paper. This is not your final copy, this is where you don’t have to worry about grammar or punctuation.

6. Organize your paper

This is where you make sure your ideas fit on the paper, you will make sure everything flows together. Also, it will be to be sure that you have all of your information in the right spots.

7. Proofread and revise your paper

This is where you check for any mistakes. You’ll make sure that your punctuation is correct and that your grammar is also right. You will make sure that all of your words are spelled correctly and make sure everything makes sense.

8. Type a final copy of your paper.

This is your last time writing this. You will be sure to add punctuation and grammar and also be sure to have a good flow and have the tenses in your paper. This will allow you to have a great final copy of your paper!

This was the 8 step process of writing a research paper. See you next time for more from Learning in Pajamas.

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Is Showing Strength or Showing Vulnerabilities more courageous? (8th Grade English Assignment#19)

In many movies they show super heroes showing courageousness, by being strong. However, is this the best way to show them being brave? Possibly not, showing your vulnerability is very difficult to do. This would show how brave you really are, considering how tough that is for somebody to do. This brings us to a very difficult question, is showing strength more courageous than showing your vulnerabilities?

Super heroes are known for beating up bad guys and being strong. They are being brave for standing up to the bad guys. Superman, Batman, wolverine, the hulk. These super heroes show their greatest strengths and are incredibly brave! Everyday they fight their greatest enemies and most of the time, they win. However, in real-life people in the armed forces show their strength and bravery by risking their lives to fight for our country. They are very brave for fighting; three percent of the country is willing to do that. That show strength and bravery. These are examples of how showing strength is courageous.

Many people show their vulnerabilities when they see a therapist. They show their vulnerabilities, so they can get the help they need to solve their problems. When these people go on and tell random people what their problems are they are being super brave! I think that being brave isn’t always about fighting crime, but facing your fears and telling people about your problems, that’s brave. Also, when getting shots at the doctor’s office, that’s very difficult. I always have trouble when it come to shots. When you are terrified of the dentist’s office, but you still go, that’s brave. These are all vulnerabilities that people have denied, they put their fears aside and chose to do it anyway. That is true bravery.

Both are examples of being brave. You have strength bravery and vulnerability bravery. You’ve got to have a lot of courageousness to concur your fears and you’ve got to have a lot of strength to fight for what’s right. In my opinion showing your vulnerabilities is a lot more courageous than showing your strength. With this being said, the next time you go to the dentist be brave! Be sure to come back to Learning in pajamas for more from me!

 

Should our Role-Models Be Famous Or Not? (8th Grade English Assignment #17)

Many of the modern-day celebrities and famous people from all ages, have or had children. Some of these kids end up following in their parent’s footsteps or even going a completely different path. These parents can either influence their children for better or for worse. Most of the population’s parents are not famous. However, they get good influences and bad influences just like those whose families are not famous.

In my opinion, children whose role-models are famous are not always aware that they are doing drugs or other things that they should not be doing. These people are pretty much, setting up a bad influence for those children. This will result with these kids think that drugs are cool or that smoking is cool too. However, there aqre famous people who are good influences and role-models. Even though people like Albert Einstein seem perfect, they all have their own flaws. Nobody is perfect and that’s okay! However, a lot of famous people think that they can do whatever they want to, no matter if it’s against the law or just plain rude. Therefore, they tend to be not-so-good of a role model.

People who aren’t famous, such as most parents and doctors, are also great role-models! These doctors can show kids that you can do whatever you want. That you can help people and feel good about it too. Teachers are good role-models too! They teach children and teach them all about the world and other subjects! Another good role modeling job is being a professional athlete. This is good for both girls and boys. It is showing girls that even though you are a girl you can still be strong and beat some people up. Also, for boys it shows them that with enough practice they can be built up just like these people! Professions that are good for role-modeling. I think they all are. Without the construction workers barely, anything would be built. Without scientists we wouldn’t be able to calculate all types of things with human life. Without doctors we’d all be sick, and the world would be a sickly place. Without teachers, we wouldn’t have our education systems. Think of any job, without them we wouldn’t have as strong of country as we do.

When you think about it you can tell that the occupations that we have are there for a reason. We look up to the people we see the most, but, when we think about every other job we open our minds to different ideas! We set these people as our role models. We take many famous people and make them our idols. However, the people we see every day, just doing their basic jobs, are heroes and are making this world stronger and stronger. I thank everyone for doing their jobs and helping make an amazing country! Thanks for visiting my blog! Be sure to come back to Learning in Pajamas, for more from me!

 

 

Should we act quickly or think carefully about out responses? (8th grade assignment #15)

Welcome to Learning in Pajamas, today’s topic is, is it true that acting quickly and instinctively is the best response to a crisis? Or are there times when an urgent situation requires a more careful consideration and a slower response?

In my opinion, it is better to give thought to your response, rather than just giving an answer right away. The reason I feel this way is because if you just give an answer right away, you might say something that isn’t the right one or is a very bad idea. Plus, you might be very frustrated at that moment so you’d say something out of anger, and you might end up without a friend. Also, if you are in an argument you will be very angry with your friends, so you will say whatever pops up in your mind, without a second thought. Therefore, you should give yourself to “cool down” and think about the situation. This will let you keep a friend, and maybe even form a stronger bond with your friend.

Although there are times when you need to think quickly. For instance, if you are in trouble in the outdoors. If you just stood there blankly thinking about what to do, you could get killed. However, if you come across a bear, you should see it and immediately slowly back up. If you stand there he might come closer while you think, “What do I do!? What do I do!?”, when you could be thinking, “Okay, slowly back up.”, this is an example where think quickly is a better choice.

As you can tell there are places where it is better to think through your response and there are places where you need to think quickly! There is an appropriate time for everything, you just need to know when those times are.

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No More Complaining! (8th Grade English Assignment #14)

Today’s English essay topic is: If we complain do we get what we want?

In my family, if we complain we do not get what we want.  If we are in a store and we start complaining about we don’t get something, my parents would walk us out of the store. My parents do not tolerate us complaining, especially in a public area. Some families do allow their kids to complain. In some families, if their child started to complain they’d just get the item the child wanted. Parents 0 children 1. Therefore, you need to take charge! You shouldn’t allow your child to win. Never fall into their tricks. Now, I know that I am talking about myself by saying children, but I’m just stating what I’ve noticed and learned from my family and other families.

If you allow your child to complain that will make them pretty much un-likeable to other parents. I have learned that if you act on your best behavior at all times people will be impressed. How could you allow your child to embarrass you un front of your friends? You cannot allow them to do that.

When a child is screaming and complaining in a restraint, my parents, and myself, get pretty much annoyed. It is annoying to hear that! You must teach your kids that complaining doesn’t do anything but make it worse! Let’s, say you have a baby in your cart and a, seven-year-old, girl looking at all the toys. You’ve already told her she’s not getting anything but she can still look. She eventually finds a Barbie doll that she now, really wants. She starts by politely asking “mommy may I have this?” you say no, like you did before. You know she won’t give up there so you start to walk away. She grabs the doll and starts screaming and yelling at you asking if she could get it. You start to give in but you remember you can’t let your child win! As you stroll along with your daughter following behind, with the doll, everybody is looking at you.  You start to feel very embarrassed. You finally give up and yell “FINE YOU CAN GET THE DOLL!” You are now very angry. Your child has now learned that if she tries hard enough she can get whatever she wants. This is not the right way to do this.

What should have happened is, you are shopping and your daughter is looking through the toys. She finds an American girl doll. At the time you know she has enough toys at home, so she doesn’t need anymore, you say “no”. She starts complaining. Because of this you walk away from the cart take the doll from her, put it back on the isle. You take her hand, pick up your baby, and walk right out of the store. At least this is how my parents would do it.

As you can tell, if you complain, your parents just get frustrated. If you ask and they say no, try again the next time you are in the store. People need to get used to hearing no! No means no and we must accept that. It’s a lot more responsible to not complain when you are told no. When your parents see that you are being responsible they will then re-consider the next time!

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Do we Learn More From our Mistakes or Our Successes (8th Grade English Assignment #13)

Today’s English assignment topic is, do we learn more from our mistakes or our success.

I think that people learn the best from their mistakes. The reason I feel this way is because when you make a mistake you learn how to improve. However, when you succeed you don’t really learn anything. Also, when you make a mistake you learn that it is not good, or even okay do to something. When you never mess up or do something bad, you won’t learn those things.

However, if you do learn from your successes, you would most likely be learning the fact that you knew your stuff. I think that you can’t really learn anything in life if all you do is succeed. If all you do is succeed then you cannot accept the fact that you lost or didn’t win something. Therefore, I think it’s good to make mistakes or else you never learn anything valuable. For example, let’s say every time I audition for a play I get the part, this has been going on for a few years. Then one day, I decide to audition for one more play this year. I barely work hard, because I assume that since I’ve gotten any part I’ve wanted, I can get this one without a doubt! Once I get to the audition room I sort out the “real” competition. While on-stage I get cocky and don’t play the part as well as I could have. After a few weeks the cast list is out, and I am not on it.  I end up freaking out and very upset. Or I could take this experience and learn from my mistake of getting cocky and not even trying.

Another example is getting a bad grade on a test. Let’s say that I’m a 7th grade student and I’m also, a straight A student! Every time a test comes around I study super hard for a week. This time I decide that I don’t have to study because I always get an A. The next week I end up bombing the test and my parents are furious at me. I learn from my mistakes and I never make the same mistake again, because why earn from the same mistake twice!

With these examples and reasons II believe that a person learns more from their mistakes then from their successes! Thanks for reading my blog, Learning in Pajamas! Come back for more from me!

 

 

 

Can We Learn If We Don’t Admit To Our Problems? (8th Grade English Assignment #12)

For my English class today, I will be writing an essay about If we are afraid to reveal our lack of knowledge we will not be able to learn.

Now, if we are afraid to reveal our lack of knowledge will not be able to learn? My answer is, yes. If a person is afraid to tell somebody they are stuck or confused they can’t really move forward because they will still be focused on the fact they are super confused on what they just covered.

In my opinion, I think that you should tell somebody if you are having trouble understanding. If you do not make other aware of the situation, nobody can help you. Also, if you are having trouble in school and you do not tell anybody, you will most likely not be able to pass the next test because you have this problem, that could be big!

However, some people are embarrassed by their questions. I have known many people who do this. I do believe that even if it is a “dumb” question you should still ask it! If you ask this question you will understand. I personally, would rather get embarrassed by a question, but still get the answer and then understand, than Not ask the question and not understand!

In public school there are many cases where students do not understand the material that is given to them. A lot of these students don’t ask for the teacher to elaborate what they are saying and some might now even ask a simple question. However, those students who do ask the teacher for help, they are the students who end up passing the texts in the future.

As you can tell, people who ask questions when they are confused tend to get better grades and understand a lot more than those who don’t. So, the lesson learned here is to ask questions no matter what!

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We Value What We Struggle For (8th Grade English Assignment #11)

Today for English I’m writing an essay about if we value only what we struggle for! In other words, do we appreciate what we work for more then what is just given to us.

In my opinion, I feel that we do appreciate what we work for a lot more then what is given to us. The reason I feel this way is because, when you work for something you feel like you have put in hours maybe days worth of time to achieve something or even earn up enough money for something. As you do this you realize that you have done the work for this and, if it’s a toy or even an article of clothing, you want to take care of this object and you want it to last as long as possible!

If you are given money, if you ask for it from friends or even family, and you buy some new boots, chances are these boots aren’t going to last as long as those that you could have bought with money that you earned from your job. Although, if you don’t have a job and you want a new bathing suit, how are you going to appreciate this bathing suit enough to care about it? One possible way is doing chores for the money. There is always a way to earn money, whether it’s from a job at Publix to doing chores for family. By the way, you don’t really have to get the money for the bathing suit but you could chores and earn the bathing suit rather than earning money for the bathing suit!

An example of this is that my mom is a very non-messy person. She makes sure that her closet is nice and clean. However, when she was child and didn’t pay for her clothes or her house, her room was a mess. Now, this might have been because she shared a room with somebody else, but my point still made.

Once I get a job I know that I will be a lot more appreciative of the money that I earn. Nowadays, if I get money I want to spend it all at that moment, but when I get my own job and start having to work for my money I will start to want to save it and not spend it on anything that seems cool at the time.

In the end you can tell that we value what we struggle for a lot more than what is given to us. Thanks for reading this on my blog, Learning in Pajamas, Come back for more from me!

 

Apple Pie, The Most American Dessert (8th Grade English Assignment #9)

Today for English I will be writing an essay about how apple pie has been considered the most American dessert for a long time. Why do I think this is, Do I think this is still accurate, and finally What would I choose as the most American dessert?

I think that apple pie is considered the most American dessert for two reasons. One reason is that we have apple pie for thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a very American holiday. We celebrate this day because this was the day that the pilgrims ate with the Indians and we all helped each other, rather than fighting with each other. It is usually a tradition to have apple pie while your family and friends feast on the food that each of you have contributed to create! This all happened in America, which at the time was called “The New Land”, so that is one reason why apple pie is considered the most American desert! The second reason is because of baseball! Baseball is a very American sport, now you might be asking how do apple pie and baseball even relate to each other? Well, after a baseball team wins a game they go out and get some apple pie! Two American things, they might even make each other even more American!

I currently think that apple pie is still the most American dessert. Even though thanksgiving started years and years ago we still celebrate it to this day! This is a day where we all come together and be very thankful for the blessing that have been given to us, whether it’s our houses, family, or even friends, we are still very thankful for it all! During thanksgiving we all gather around a table, some family’s say a prayer based on their religion, others don’t, usually the things you eat are turkey, mashed potatoes, mac n’ cheese, green bean casserole, and for dessert pie, and sometimes you can get a scoop of ice-cream on top of that!

If apple pie wasn’t the most American dessert, I would have to choose either, Cheesecake, or chocolate chip cookies! The reason I would have chosen cheesecake is because it was made in New York and many could argue on what is more American than New York. The reason why chocolate chip cookies would be my next guess is because who doesn’t love a good cookie? We have all types of cookies we have Chips Ahoy, Chips deluxe, you have recipes galore online, and much, much, more!

In conclusion, I think that apple pie is the most American dessert because of Thanksgiving and baseball! Thanks for reading my post in my blog, Learning in Pajamas, Come back for more from me!

 

 

 

 

Hurricane Irma (8th Grade English Assignment #8)

For today’s blog post I will be writing about my experience in Hurricane Irma! I will be sharing what my family was doing and how I felt during this entire hurricane.

When I first heard about this hurricane I was worried but as it got closer I started getting less and less worried, I really don’t know why. However, once I found out that the hurricane was close to my grandparents I was worried for them. I am scared easily so I’m sure it came as a surprise to my parents when I said that I wasn’t scared.

When Irma finally decided to get here my town got tropical storm weather. That made me feel even less worried because I’ve been through so many tropical storms. Although, I am completely terrified by tornados.

Anyway, my family decided that we would stay in Florida and sleep in the basement. We set up our camping cots and our sleeping bags. The first night we ended the night by watching little house on the prairie or as my family says, “little prairie on the house”. Through the night I was having a really hard time sleeping. Upsettingly there was a tornado warning for our area so we slept even closer together so we could easily be “herded” to our windowless hallway. Luckily my dad knows me so he didn’t tell me about the tornado warning until the next day, that way I would be worrying about that. The next morning, the power went out. I was so bored, I ended up watching movies on my portable DVD player. When my brother’s DVD player died we continued watching movies on mine. A few minutes later mine died, so we moved on to my computer. As you can tell, we watched a lot of movies. Sometimes we would play a short game, but it didn’t last that long. I got so bored so I just got my mom’s iPad are started playing you cam-makeup.

During this I realized how much we depend on electricity. We use it for just about everything we do. We need it for lights, hot water, television, and internet. I think that maybe I should start trying to work on that so whenever I do loose power I am prepared and it’s not something that I am not used to!

On the final day of not having power we started watching Adam Sandler movies! I called it an Adam Sandler marathon, it was so much fun! That night my dad and brother went out to get some gas, and they called to see if we had power and we did! I was happy but also not happy because I really wanted to sleep downstairs again. Luckily, we still got to sleep downstairs because it was cooler down there then in our bedrooms.

 

This was my experience during Hurricane Irma, at times it was scary, other were stressful, but for me, I was mostly excited! Come back to  Learning in Pajamas for more from me!