About the Project

This unique collaboration between high school classroom teachers, university professors, and a university press began in 2013 as a pilot project to test the effectiveness of Kate L. Turabian’s Student’s Guide to Writing College Papers at helping high schools meet the ELA Common Core State Standards. Originally called “Turabian and the Common Core,” the collaborative is led by Professors Bonnie Sunstein and Amy Shoultz from the University of Iowa and Ellen Gibson and Mary Laur from the University of Chicago Press.

You can find here a series of topic sheets and lesson plans developed out of the Turabian guide to help teach the concepts of good research writing in the high school classroom. These are available for download for use in your classroom, and more material will be added here as it is developed.

About the Book

Kate L. Turabian’s Student’s Guide to Writing College Papers is a classic and accessible work recently revised by master teachers Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. Williams that can help your students learn the concepts of good research writing. With information about citing in MLA, APA, and Chicago style, the book can be used across disciplines, and can help your school make the instructional shifts needed to meet the Common Core State Standards and ensure that students are college ready. At just $15 per book, with bulk discounts available, the Student’s Guide is an affordable, accessible book your students can use throughout their academic careers. For more information about the Turabian Teacher Collaborative or to inquire about bulk discounts for your school, contact turabianteacher@press.uchicago.edu.

The Student’s Guide covers:

  • Finding a Research Topic
  • Planning for an Answer
  • Evaluating and Using Sources
  • Crafting Effective Arguments
  • Planning a First Draft
  • Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing Sources
  • Preventing Plagiarism
  • Revising and Editing
  • Citing Sources — MLA, APA, and Chicago Styles