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EnchantedLearning.com  Writing a Report on a US President (plus a Rubric)

Getting Commenced:
Very first, read about the President you will be writing the report on. Read as much information about the President as you can find. Attempt the Internet and the library; attempt a good search engine (like Google.com), Whitehouse.gov. an encyclopedia, books, or even movies.

As you’re finding out about your President, take notes on key information, such as significant dates, critical events in the President’s life, people who influenced his life, major world events during his life, etc.

The Structure of Your Report :
Commence your report with an introductory paragraph that introduces the President and summarizes his life. Then write at least four to five paragraphs that clearly describe your President. Each paragraph should cover one topic (for example, you should have at least one paragraph that describes the President’s early life). The report should be in three major sections, early life (pre-presidency), the presidency, and post-presidency. End the report with a closing paragraph that summarizes what you wrote and learned, plus the President’s legacy.

Check that your grammar, spelling, and punctuation are correct. Make sure to use finish sentences and write neatly! Define any technical terms that you use. Proofread your report for errors before you mitt it in — do not arm in a rough draft.

Topics to Research and Include in Your Report :
When you write your report, attempt to include as many of the following topics as you can:

  • Early Life.
  • Date and place of birth
  • Parents (including occupations)
  • Siblings (brothers and sisters) and other close family members
  • Education
  • Significant people or event(s) that molded this person’s character
  • Early career
  • Marriage, children
  • What led to this person running for President
  • The Presdidency.
  • Term(s) of office
  • Politiical party affiliation
  • Vice-President
  • Significant events/acts that occured during this Presidency
  • People who influenced this President
  • After the Presidency.
  • Place of residence
  • Activities the President did during this time
  • Date and cause of death
  • The legacy of this President
  • Citing Your References. When you write your bibliography, list all of your references. Formats for each type of publication goes after (there are different formats for different media):

  • Web Site: Author(s) if suitable. Title of Site or web page. URL of site, date of publication (the earliest copyright year listed).
  • Book: Author(s). Title of book. Edition. Location of publisher: Name of Publisher, year of publication.
  • Encyclopedia:Title of encyclopedia. volume of encyclopedia used. Location of publisher: Name of Publisher, year of publication, pages where the article is located.
  • Magazine or Journal: Author(s). “Title of article.” Name of magazine. Volume.issue (date): pages where the article is located.
  • Author(s) are listed last name very first, very first name or initials (as cited in the publication).

    For example. “Enchanted Learning” would be cited as goes after:

    Another format for Internet sources is as goes after:

    Last name, Very first name of author. Title of Page. Name of the publisher (EnchantedLearning.com in our case). Date the page was created (at Enchanted Learning, this is the earliest date on the copyright notice located at the bottom of each page), Date of revision (at Enchanted Learning, we do not keep track of page revisions).

    Some teachers also request that you include the date of access; this is the date (or dates) that you went to the web page (or pages).

    The Following is a Rubric For Assessing each Part of Your Research Report :

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