Take time to write Part I: The Introduction and Part II: What I Know, Assume or Imagine. It must be written in APA Format. Consider this a graded “Rough Draft” for which I will give you specific feedback to apply to your writing or research process.
The first rule of the I-Search paper is to select a topic that genuinely interests you and that you need to know more about. In this case, you will be researching a FOOD MATTER that you are interested in or most concerned about exploring.
Part I: INTRODUCTION: The introduction of your essay should give your reader some indication of why you have chosen to write about this particular topic. Keep in mind that your essay needs to have some point. What message do you want to communicate to your reader? The message needs to be something more than “I want to be a —– when I grow up.” The purpose of this essay will be to inform your reader of your (1) original assumptions, (2) the information you found on your search, and (3) your discoveries.
Since we are at the early stages of the writing and research process, you only have to write one short paragraph of at least six complete sentences for Part One of your Introduction. Answer the following questions:
Why have you chosen this topic about a food-related issue?
Why does this issue matter so much to you? Why should it matter to your reader / target audience?
What message do you want to communicate to your reader / target audience?
Why is it important to inform your reader / target audience?
Part II: What I Know, Assume, or Imagine: Before conducting any formal research, write a section in which you explain to the reader what you think you know, what you assume, or what you imagine about your topic. There are no wrong answers here. You are basically establishing your hypothesis.
Part II should include a minimum of two short paragraphs containing six to eight complete sentences each. Answer the following questions:
What do you already know about your topic before research?
What assumptions have you already made about the outcome of your research? Why?
Part II What I Know, Assume, or Imagine the second paragraph should end with your hypothesis: a list of three research questions you are considering exploring answers to about your topic.
In order to earn full credit for this assignment, your I-Search Paper Parts I and II should be written in APA Format including:
a Running Head on ALL pages
a Title page
a properly formatted “working” References Page with at least two sources. Even if you decide NOT to use these sources later, you must list them for now.