Inquiry Project Assignment

IP Inquiry Project Assignment

Because the inquiry project represents the culmination of your questioning process for this course, the final project should not appear as just another post in your current course blog. Instead, make a new site.

Core Criteria

  • Coherently researched – in conversation with arguments found in source work that allow interpretation of primary data; careful use of a minimum of eight sources, three of which must be scholarly.
  • Intentional – someone reading it ought to see immediately that it makes an argument and is polished and thoughtful in presentation.
  • Ambitious — project should present the best summation of the author’s inquiry process. Although not a final answer (because questions linger), the inquiry project aspires to offer a compelling and personal way of thinking about research.
  • Purposefully written to and for the Web – project takes advantage of the affordances of the Web for composition (multimedia, hypertext, links, images, etc.)

Important Requirements

  • At least 3000 words (across all pages of the Inquiry Project that you write)
  • Links to at least eight substantive, quality sources that appear throughout your project, three of which must be scholarly.
  • You must synthesize at least one of our course readings into your argument.
  • You also must synthesize at least one of your peers from this class or another #thoughtvectors class in your argument.
  • Thorough and thoughtful use of embedded media (images, videos, sounds, GIFs, etc.)
  • A complete bibliography of sources
  • Include, in some form, an introduction with a claim that can be argued, a body with sub-claims that support the claim, and conclusion.

Important Dates

  • Friday, November 20: Inquiry Project in Beta (i.e. your full draft) due by end of day.
  • Friday, December 4: Finalized Inquiry Project due by end of day.