Learning to conduct research is an important aspect of the high school experience and is not limited to your English classes. While there are various approaches to the research project, the North Hunterdon-Voorhees High School District asserts that there are recognized standards in the academic world. The research project is one that follows an organized process. This manual is intended to address the many issues involved in academic research, and this guide serves as the District Manual for academic research.
While the North Hunterdon-Voorhees High School District recognizes the Modern Language Association (MLA) as the preferred style, there are other styles used to write research papers. You may encounter these other styles in your writing assignments in this District and during further educational experiences.
In any event, the experience of gathering, interpreting, and documenting information; developing and organizing ideas and conclusions; and clearly communicating thought in writing will prove to be an important and satisfying part of your education and will be valuable in almost any career.