Part III “The Search” should be pretty lengthy – five to seven pages long (in APA Format) as proof of the extensive research you have done. Take notes for each source along with why each source is potentially important. (Review Argument Essentials: Taking Notes on page 367 of our textbook, Elements of Argument for best strategies)
One of your sources must be a graphic. Your graphic can be up to one full page in length.
If you apply the CRAAP Method for evaluating ALL your sources with lots of details, you are sure to meet the minimum page requirement.
In the second-half of “The Search,” Write up your search in a narrative form, relating the steps of the discovery process (this means that you are going to tell the story of what you did to research this topic and what you learned in the process). Do not feel obligated to tell everything (you don’t have to tell us the boring stuff but highlight the happenings and facts you uncovered that were crucial to your hunt and contributed to your understanding of the information.
Part IV: What I Discovered: After concluding your search, compare what you thought you knew, assumed, or imagined with what you discovered, assess your overall learning experience, and offer some personal commentary about the value of your discoveries and/or draw some conclusions. Some questions that you might consider at this stage:
How accurate were your original assumptions?
What new information did you acquire?
What did you learn that surprised you?
Overall, what value did you derive from the process of searching and discovery?
Don’t just do a question/answer conclusion. Go back to the main point you want to make with this essay. What final message do you want to leave with your readers?
Part IV: What I Discovered should be a minimum of three full pages (APA Format).