Inspired by a colleague's Honors Research Project, I created this research project and accompanying steps for my Juniors. They really enjoyed the project and composed some fantastic responses.
This zip comes with the outline of the project, a rubric, handouts to help the students organize their research, a list of works, and everything you should need other than the works themselves.
This is the prompt:
Throughout our readings in American Literature, there have been many characters who displayed various characteristics of mental disease or instability. Choose one of the characters we have worked with so far this semester; you will diagnose them using textual evidence combined with your research into various psychological or personality disorders and then propose an appropriate treatment for them.