This assignment is worth 25% of your overall grade.
The Research Project invites you to continue your inquiry into our course them by examining a specific issue relating to this theme that you find particularly interesting, troubling, and/or important. (See the Research Project Overview.)
The Research Paper is the culminating assignment for the Research Project. It will be your formal examination of the education and social justice issue you have chosen to research. This paper will be a 4-5-page research-based argument essay that references at least 4 sources, one of which must be peer-reviewed.
The research paper builds on the research you have completed and contributes to the conversations surrounding your topic. You should present a specific, debatable thesis, and support your thesis through thoughtful discussion and analysis of the sources you have located.
You will organize your paper using the closed-form prose strategies described in our Allyn & Bacon textbook.
The final draft must follow APA rules for style, formatting and citations. You will include in-text citations and a reference page.
NOTE: The APA-style title page and reference page do not count toward the 4-5 pages required for this essay.
The Research Project invites you to continue your inquiry into our course by examining a specific issue relating to this theme that you find particularly interesting, troubling, and/or important.
Our course them is broad, and you are welcome to choose any relevant issue therein. It may be an issue that is inspired by or stems from issues we have read about.
Once you have determined a specific research topic, you will develop a research question–a knowledge-making question that will drive your research. Then, you will locate at least four sources for your research project using library and internet resources. One of your sources can be a class reading. One of your four sources must be peer-reviewed. (We will discuss what this means in class.)
Ultimately, this project will culminate in a 4-5-page essay that builds on the research you have completed and contributes to the conversations surrounding your topic. In this paper, you will present a thoughtful argument about chosen issue, organized logically for audience understanding and delivered in a polished final product.
You will engage in several major and minor assignments that help lead you to the final product. The major components of this project are as follows:
You will also complete smaller assignments, like brainstorming, outlining, drafts, and peer review.
Each assignment component is carefully structured to support the development of the final product.