Welcome to the Creative Scholars Project, a year-long exploration of a social justice issue that you are passionate about. We know that you will learn and grow through this journey, and are excited for you to share your knowledge and solution-oriented ideas with the Milton community this spring.
Your CSP Journal is a tool designed to guide your process. It will prompt you to reflect, to think critically and track your experiences as you research your topic and it will also provide space to record your research and prepare for your final presentation. If at any time along the way you have questions, please reach out to your Advisor - or the Librarians - whose role it is to support your efforts. Happy learning!
You are all doing projects on very different topics, so each of you will need different kinds of resources. The best place to start if the library catalog, where you can find many resources. Those of you doing more academic projects will get the most out of Cox Library's online databases, which pull together different kinds of credible, scholarly material -- magazine and newspaper articles, journal articles, primary documents, encyclopedia entries. People researching very recent topics may find more useful information by looking at other websites.
Check on the next few pages for links to our book catalog, our online databases, and a list of helpful websites
We expect complete integrity in all matters, personal and academic. Truthfulness, even in the face of social pressure, is one of the values the School most wishes to establish. Any lie by a student to an adult in the community is considered a major offense.
a. Academic integrity is fundamental to a school, and Milton Academy expects that all students will act honestly in every part of their academic lives. Cheating is a serious breach of our academic standard. The School recognizes that a variety of types of cheating can occur. During the fall of each year, the faculty review with students the School’s standards regarding academic integrity and cheating. One type of cheating that we try especially hard to educate students about is plagiarism, the act of taking someone else’s work as your standards, rules and expectations 27 own. “Work” in this context could be someone else’s thinking or someone else’s writing. Students may not turn in previously completed work for new credit without explicit permission of the instructor.
b. Personal Integrity: Students are expected to act with honesty and integrity. Dishonesty is considered a violation of the School’s fundamental values. Lying seriously compromises trust within the community in a way that the School cannot tolerate. Students need to be aware that lying includes, but is not limited to, any false representation verbally or in writing (for example, signing in another student for an assembly, a class or other required
The resource guide was created by Beth Reardon, based upon an original guide by Emma Johnson.