I-Search Research Paper
For this paper students select one of the books we have read, identify one of the "claims" that the book makes about life in Africa, and engage in library and on-line research to investigate what you have been learning in our class.
Each paper should have at least 5 library sources and 5 on-line sources -- more welcome.
The paper will likely focus on a specific country. Your task is to provide evidence about a specific claim presented by the book that you have choosen to look into. You should draw quotations from the text we have read to show what that text presents as the way things are and then quotations as well from your research sources.
You don't have to simply prove that the claim is "true" or "false." Rich, complex answers are preferred. Indeed, the paper should not be in list form, but carefully explore and develop ideas.
This paper should be an "I-Search" paper. You can use "I" and should discuss the process and journey of your research, and the development of your ideas.
You can trace what you found first, what it led to, what you noticed in the library research process, and so on. The I-Search paper is not asking you to write about why you chose the topic as much as how the journey of the research went. Here is a description from one website about I-Search papers:
The I-Search Paper is an interesting variation on the research paper invented by a famous WMU professor, Ken Macrorie!
To do an adequate job with this assignment the paper should be at least 8 pages long. More welcome.
Here are a couple internet additional links that talk more about the I-Search paper:
Use MLA style.
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