60 page research paper
using 5 or more sources
working from this thesis statement:
‘While the name “foster care” is often met with negative connotations, especially in the African American Community, the system can bring about positive change if the child’s needs are identified early and a strategic plan is properly implemented and executed.
People / personal sources
Field trip, etc.
Publications (Government or business
Context: The conditions under which you are doing your research—searching, writing it up, sharing. For a college research project, the obvious context is the college itself along with your experience. Even stress is a part of the context.
Key issue to think through:
What did you bring to the project
Where am I coming from as a researcher and a writer
What is my background and culture
In what ways am I different from my readers
In what ways am I like my readers
When must the project be finished
What resources do I already have available
What format am I required to use
What form of writing am I doing