All through the article, the author emphasizes the role of term papers in developing the skills of the learners in history. Based on his personal experience with the students’ history term papers, the author makes a remarkable statement that such papers helps not only the high school students of history who write them, but also other students who get a “chance to read some history and to see what some of their diligent peers have been able to do.” (Fitzhugh) In the opening section of the article, Fitzhugh maintains that he established a quarterly journal in 1987 in order to help other students and teachers measure the outcomes of education. Thus, the journal, The Concord Review, offers the students a chance to publish the exemplary high school history essays. Another forum founded by Fitzhugh, the National Writing Board was concerned with providing an independent assessment of high school research papers and he maintains that the students of history have made good use of it. In the following sections of the article, the author recounts the nature of students’ term papers, the significance and consequences of writing such papers, etc.