This project was designed for an AP English Language class to use after finishing the AP exam. This project was developed because I realized that my students had a lot of experience writing research essays (a.k.a. the synthesis essay), but had little to no experience actually conducting the research. This project focuses on several controversial topics surrounding a college education such as whether or not college is worth the price of admission. One topic is NC specific, but that could be easily deleted or adjusted to suit your own state. After researching, students then take a stance on their selected issue and produce a creative product that reflects their position. I personally paired this assignment with a separate college application essay assignment which is not included in this download. I figured that this would be more useful to high school juniors than other projects I could have assigned.