This is a research paper on the issues that children face here in the United States and/or abroad with immigration.
This paper requires that you demonstrate understanding 3 academic journal articles that are provided.
SUGGESTED STRUCTURE FOR THE PAPER
Tell the reader what the paper is about and why it’s an important topic to explore. Why did you choose the topic? .
[Aim for writing 1 – 2 paragraphs]
II. The Research Studies
The first paragraph should briefly introduce what the three studies and how they relate to your topic.
Then, use subheadings to summarize each article; there should be three subheadings.
Tips on writing about these studies:
Be sure to use your “I” voice to discuss
o the main findings and who was included in the study
o what you liked about the research study
o what you think the researchers missed
o how do you think the study could have been improved (e.g., adding certain populations, using a different or additional research method).
Be sure to discuss explicitly how children’s everyday lives are affected. In this sense, choosing at least one qualitative study is a good idea!
You can use the course material for this clas to help you make your arguments and discussions in each study subsection.
[Aim for writing 2-3 pages]
A. The conclusion subsection should reflect on what you have learned from these studies. Other issues you can address: What are the real life issues related to this topic? Are there child-centered solutions? What can be done to help? What laws could help improve the lives of the children effected by this topic? [Aim for writing 1 – 2 paragraphs]
B. What did you learn about childhood? What do you want to know more about? [Aim for writing 1 – 2 paragraphs]