Advanced Research Skills for High School Students AND Writing for Academic Publication (1/3/2013)

January 3, 2013  |  9 am – 4:00 pm

Grade Level: 9 - 12   |  Class Cap: 20

Course Fee: $250 (breakfast and lunch provided)

Morning Session: Advanced Research Skills for High School Students
A Google search can link you to millions of websites, yet these results represent only a fraction of available information accessible by computer. This class will expose students to some of the lesser-known academic resources available to them, as well as advanced techniques for engaging in deep and relevant research. Students in this class will also be exposed to a range of related skills, including narrowing a topic, finding materials, evaluating sources, note-taking, and organizing and synthesizing materials. This course, which covers both conceptual and procedural competencies, is a must for any student looking for advanced research capabilities.

Afternoon Session: Writing for Academic Publication
Being published in the academic world a one great way to set yourself apart, but strict publishing requirements and the stringent content standards can pose obstacles to your goals. Colleges seek out students with stellar writing and research capabilities – are you using every opportunity to hone your skills? Writing for Academic Publication will explore questions such as:

  • Why write for academic publications?
  • Are there opportunities for me now, in high school?
  • How is academic writing for publication different from college writing for the classroom?

Your instructor will draw from her own extensive high school and college experiences (including her experience with the critical aspects of peer reviews, editors’ feedback and revisions), and provide you with practical tips and tricks to bring out the best writer and scholar in you.


Annie Yi

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Annie Yi

Annie Yi is a senior at Yale University. She graduated from Leland High School in 2009 as president of its nationally renowned speech and debate team. In college, she majors in history with primary research interests in South Asian colonial insurgency and the memory of war in the 20th century. Outside of class, she has served on both Secretariats of Yale's high school and intercollegiate Model UN conferences and on the editorial board of the Yale Historical Review. In the past three years, Annie has traveled and studied in Russia, Cambodia, and the United Kingdom thanks to Yale's many study abroad opportunities.