This project takes your students from the brainstorming stages through the end product of both a final essay and oral presentation, with step by step instructions and guidelines for each stop along the way. The first section covers sources; the second focuses on creating an outline; this leads into the creation of the first draft; revision and final drafts are covered next; bibliographies are covered in the next section; the culmination of the activity is an oral presentation on the research collected. Rubrics for each step are provided. Guidelines on how to quote, paraphrase, and summarize are included.
A list with 39 research questions/ topics is provided; examples of the research questions include, "Should K-12 schools be forced to provide healthy food only to students?" "Should companies be allowed to test products on animals?" and "Should students who attend ineffective public schools be given vouchers to attend private schools?"