Despite the struggles experienced due to certain limitations brought by the pandemic, Grade 12 students were still able to defend their research papers–one of the highlights of their academic life as senior high school students, March 21-25.
An insufficient number of samples and limited time did not deter the students from still coming up with well-written papers and presenting them before a panel of teacher-researchers.
“As far as we wanted to increase the reliability and the validity of the results, we faced a lot of challenges to the point that we resorted to the least thing that we could do. Despite these things, what matters the most is that they learned the process and they realized what to improve and what to focus on next time,” Sir Juim S. Abanag mentioned, the research adviser of Grade 12 students.
With a total of 20 research groups, the research Congress was participated by Grade 12 students from ABM Strand (12-Wharton), HUMSS Strand (12-Shakespeare), and STEM Strand (12-Newton, 12-Descartes, and 12-Einstein) which is a partial requirement for their subject, Inquiries, Investigations, and Immersion (I3).
“Overall, I learned a lot during the oral defense since the things that we overlooked while writing the paper were mentioned in detail. It was, indeed, a great experience for me and I am sure that the other students also feel the same way,” Angelica E. Gatdula, a Grade 12 student from 12-Newton, mentioned.