Research is synthesis and discovery. It creates opinions and shapes views. Your goal in this paper is to solve a problem using the findings of other research projects. Therefore, it is paramount that you choose a topic that will sustain your interest and that you feel confident in exploring. Look for problems and issues related to your field of study as a starting point. We will explore topic selection more fully in class.
a) Get prior approval from me for your chosen topic. This will require a written research proposal justifying your research into the topic.
b) Construct a meaningful research question that will guide you in the use of sources.
c) Create an annotated bibliography for at least six sources.
d) Develop a working thesis that answers your research question.
e) Construct a well-thought out outline that begins with a thesis statement, shows a topic sentence for each paragraph and where your sources will be used.
f) Compose a well-supported, MLA formatted essay that conforms to the specific requirements listed below.