Your U4 Essay is the same type of writing you’ve done for the U2 and U3 assignments, except it is larger; therefore, your research process is more in-depth, and your thesis may be more sophisticated.
For the research paper, you’ll place your own observations within the context of other scholarship. In short, you will enter into an academic conversation with others who are interested in your topic, thereby participating in the construction of knowledge. To enter this conversation, you need to follow this process:
Does the process seem overwhelming? Don’t worry!–your instructor and your peers will guide you through each step of the way. As a matter of fact, for this particular part of the course, you will provide the texts and writings for the class. As we work step-by-step, you will be able to see your topic and the research process unfold before your eyes.