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What are We Doing?

Throughoutthesemester,youvelearnedmoreaboutthewritingprocess,howyouviewwriting,how
tostarthelpingotherswiththeirwriting,andselectedanareaofwritingcenterscholarshipto
specializeinandstartedresearchingit.Inyourfinalprojectforthissemester,youllbetakingyour
specializationfromProject2astepfurtherandperformingyourownoriginalresearchfocusedonthe
intersectionsbetweenyourspecializationandtheFSUreadingandwritingcenter.Youllbe
developingaresearchquestion,developingmethodsforcompletingyourresearch,andactually
carryingyourresearchoutandreportingonyourfindings.

How are We Doing It?


Inshortyoullwantto:
1. ReturntoyourresearchfromProject2andthinkabouthowyourspecialtyareahasbeen
definedinthescholarshipatlarge.
2. DevelopaquestionregardingyourspecialtyandhowitmanifestsintheFSURWC.
3. Developmethodsforhowtogettheanswertoyourquestion.
4. Submitaproposaltomewithyourquestionsandmethods.
5. CarryoutyourresearchplanperformingyourresearchintheRWC.
6. MeshtogetheryourprimaryresearchinourRWCwiththelargerconversationshappeningon
thistopicthroughsecondaryresearch.
7. Writeapaperexplainingyourquestion,researchmethods,andfindingswhilediscussingthe
implicationsyourresearchhasfortheFSURWC.
8. Createapresentationthatexplainswhatyourprojectwas,andwhatyoufound,whichyouwill
thensharewiththeclass.

So, How Should I Approach This?

Byfarthemostimportantpartofthisprojectisfiguringoutwhatquestion(s)toask,andwhatmethods
willhelpyouanswerthatquestion.So,inshort,yourapproachtothisprojectshouldfocusoncoming
upwithasuitablycomplexquestionyouwanttoansweraboutyourspecialtytopicfromProject2,and
figuringoutwhatmethodswillbesthelpyoufindtheanswertothisquestion(surveys?interviews?
discourseanalysis?statisticalanalysisoftheRWCsystems?etc.).Onceyouhaveaquestionand
methodsdown,yourremainingtaskswillbecompilingyourfindingsandwritingareportonyour
research,inadditiontosharingyourfindingswiththerestoftheclass.

What are the Logistics for this Project?


Thefundamentalelementsofyourprojectyoullneedtomakesureyouretendingtoinordertomeet
theminimumrequirementsforthisassignmentinclude:

Submittingaproposaltomebeforebeginningyourwork.
ThisproposalwillbedueonWednesday,March23rd.
PerformingoriginalresearchintheFSURWC.
Includingacopyoftheresearchyoucompletedforyourproject.
Writingatleast2,000words.
Presentingyourworktotheclass.
TurninginaReflectionthataccompaniesyourwork.
UsingMLAformatting:doublespaced,12pointfont,TimesNewRomanfont,andanMLA
WorksCitedpage.

When is it Due?
ProposalDue
Wednesday,March23rd
PresentationsDue
Monday,April11th
orMondayApril18th
TextDue:
Wednesday,April27th@1PM
ReflectionDue:
Wednesday,April27th@1PM