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Common Core Standard W.11-12.7 Questions

Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

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Grade 11 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.7, W.11-12.7
Which topic is the narrowest?
  1. The War in the Middle East
  2. Negative Effects of War
  3. PTSD and the Persian Gulf War
  4. Major Wars in American History
Grade 12 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.7, W.11-12.7
Which statement represents a thesis?
  1. In this paper, I will discuss the negative effects of plastic rings on the environment.
  2. Should soda manufacturers be banned from using plastic rings as part of their packaging?
  3. Despite efforts to educate the public about plastic rings, millions of fish and other wildlife die every year because of their use.
  4. Reducing or eliminating the use of plastic rings in packaging will have a significant impact on ocean life.
Grade 11 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.7, W.11-12.7
Which topic is the broadest?
  1. The War in the Middle East
  2. Negative Effects of War
  3. PTSD and the Persian Gulf War
  4. Major Wars in American History
Grade 12 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.7, W.11-12.7
Which statement represents a thesis?
  1. Fuel costs have continued to rise.
  2. Do rising fuel costs contribute to an increase in the purchase of hybrid vehicles?
  3. As fuel costs continue to rise, more consumers will turn to hybrid vehicles as a way to save money and help the environment.
  4. Hybrid vehicles use less fuel than vehicles with a standard gasoline-powered engine.
Grade 12 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.7, W.11-12.7
Which topic is the narrowest?
  1. Life in the Desert
  2. Exploring the Mojave Desert
  3. Climate Change in the Sahara Desert
  4. The World's Deserts
Grade 12 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.7, W.11-12.7
Which statement represents a thesis?
  1. What factors have lead to such a significant increase in the cost of attending college?
  2. Today, the average student takes out over $30,000 in loans to cover the cost of tuition.
  3. Federal programs offer some tuition assistance to low-income individuals, but this assistance often isn't enough.
  4. The federal government should increase the amount of tuition assistance it offers to students to help cover the rising costs of tuition.
Grade 12 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.7, W.11-12.7
Which topic is the broadest?
  1. Life in the Desert
  2. Exploring the Mojave Desert
  3. Climate Change in the Sahara Desert
  4. The World's Deserts
Grade 12 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.7, W.11-12.7
Which statement represents a thesis?
  1. Countries such as England and Canada have already adopted nationalized healthcare programs.
  2. To help improve the health of Americans, the United States must adopt a nationalized healthcare program.
  3. Canadian citizens often cite problems with scheduling appointments and non-essential procedures.
  4. Currently, Americans can purchase insurance through state-sponsored private insurance systems.
Grade 12 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.7, W.11-12.7
Which topic is the narrowest?
  1. The Universe
  2. The Origin of the Universe
  3. The Composition of the Universe
  4. The Big Bang Theory and Its Critics
Grade 12 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.7, W.11-12.7
Which statement represents a thesis?
  1. High schools should consider the general biological functions of teenagers when setting a start time.
  2. Scientists have discovered that many teenagers are unable to function at normal cognitive levels before 9 a.m.
  3. What time should school start in order to maximize the effectiveness of the instruction students receive?
  4. A.W. East High School experimented with a 9:30 a.m. start time and found it had a significant impact on student achievement.
Grade 12 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.7, W.11-12.7
Which topic is the broadest?
  1. The Universe
  2. The Origin of the Universe
  3. The Composition of the Universe
  4. The Big Bang Theory and Its Critics
Grade 12 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.7, W.11-12.7
Which statement represents a thesis?
  1. The size of a class has a direct impact on student achievement, with larger class sizes producing more negative results.
  2. The average class size in high schools across the United States is 25 students.
  3. In this paper, I will discuss the effects of class size on student performance.
  4. Classrooms with more than 25 students require more time and effort on the part of the instructor, making it difficult to offer attention to individual students.
Grade 12 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.7, W.11-12.7
Which topic is the narrowest?
  1. Starting a Local Recycling Program
  2. The Benefits of Recycling Programs
  3. Analyzing a Recycling Program in Duluth, GA
  4. The Risks and Rewards of a Recycling Program
Grade 12 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.7, W.11-12.7
Which topic is the broadest?
  1. Starting a Local Recycling Program
  2. The Benefits of Recycling Programs
  3. Analyzing a Recycling Program in Duluth, GA
  4. The Risks and Rewards of a Recycling Program
Grade 11 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.7, W.11-12.7
Which of the following topics is the narrowest?
  1. Confederate Nurses in the Civil War
  2. The Civil War
  3. The Confederates vs. the Union
  4. Confederates in the Civil War
Grade 12 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.7, W.11-12.7
Which topic is the narrowest?
  1. The History of Social Media Networks
  2. Issues with Snapchat
  3. Safety and Social Media
  4. Using Social Media
Grade 11 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.7, W.11-12.7
Which of the following topics is the broadest?
  1. Confederate Nurses in the Civil War
  2. The Civil War
  3. The Confederates vs. the Union
  4. Confederates in the Civil War
Grade 12 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.7, W.11-12.7
Which topic is the broadest?
  1. The History of Social Media Networks
  2. Issues with Snapchat
  3. Safety and Social Media
  4. Using Social Media
Grade 11 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.7, W.11-12.7
Which of the following topics is the narrowest?
  1. William Shakespeare
  2. The Life of William Shakespeare
  3. The Early Years of William Shakespeare
  4. The Works of William Shakespeare
Grade 12 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.7, W.11-12.7
Which topic is the narrowest?
  1. Conservation efforts in the Middle East
  2. Conservation efforts in the northern Sahara Desert
  3. Conservation efforts related to endangered animals in the Sahara Desert
  4. Conservation efforts in the deserts of the Middle East
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