Mr. Patocka's Spanish

November 30, 2011

Students in Mr. Patocka's Spanish 3 and 4 courses have just begun composing research papers in Spanish.  The students will be utilizing an MLA style format popular with many colleges and universities.  They will also be learning how to utilize some of the tools that Microsoft Word has to offer such as a spell checker that looks for mistakes in Spanish, as well as the bibliography tool.  While the paper will only be three pages in length, the challenge of conveying their ideas in grammatically correct Spanish, as well as following the rules of proper citation of sources will prove to be a project worthy of an honors-level course.  Students will be presenting their research in class via Power Point presentations before winter break.