I Search for Solutions: Name, Reflect, Act

Term Paper II

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One of the key components of any college composition class is THE RESEARCH PAPER.

Learning how to do college level research, to write an essay where there’s an argument and not just a report or summary on the topic, is critical to student success. That’s because most students will be required to write one or more papers for almost every upper-division class they have as they strive to reach their degree goals. There is also a presentation aspect–sharing your research with the class and on your blog.

Why name, reflect, act?

Pedagogy of the Oppressed

“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.” Chinese Proverb

Why volunteer? Here’s one author’s take on the rewards of volunteering: https://whisperdownthewritealley.wordpress.com/2008/05/02/on-the-rewards-of-volunteering/

Where can you do research and/or take action? The United Way website lists various opportunities and offers a way to search according to your interests. Here’s an example of a posting that a student found to see if it would work for this project:

Seeking young, upbeat people to volunteer for a fun
community project
Be a part of the Prize Posse!

“Be the DD and Win” is a campaign intended to bring awareness to the
importance of designated drivers in a fun and positive way.

We’re looking for outgoing males and females (ages 21-30) for members of the
Prize Posse. Teams will travel to several downtown Ventura nightlife
establishments on several scheduled nights to interact with the crowds and
give away prizes. The “Be the DD” campaign has been a huge success, and we
need you to continue making it. . .

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