This is a thorough, 24-page research unit that requires students to investigate a college major, its differing pathways and coursework expectations at various universities, and the prospective careers available in this field.
This open-ended research project contains the following materials: a 3-page overview of the research project, including the writing prompt, current college majors to consider investigating, and a thorough checklist of student deadlines within the writing process; a 1-page handout about guided note-taking and practice with paraphrasing, direct quotations, and parenthetical citations; a 1-page model of a student proposal for the research project, investigating sustainable agriculture; a 7-page model of a student research outline for the same topic; a 10-page model of the student research paper with accurate MLA citations; and a 2-page peer evaluation form for in-class student assessment of first drafts.
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