For the second project, we have read about “The Golden Rule” (Wattles) and poverty (Singer). Let’s create a scenario in which you have $10,000 and must donate it to the charity of your choice. What sort of charity would you give to – people, animals, environment, medical, etc? Since this is a formal research paper, choose one kind of charity and research several charities that fall into that category. Look at each charity’s webpage (primary research) as well as looking for articles about that charity and news reports on it (secondary research). As a class, we will set up the objective criteria to consider when choosing a charity, but you will also want to specify your own subjective considerations.
In a 5-7 page, double-spaced, Times New Roman 12 point research paper, present your findings and why you chose the specific charity you did for your donation. You will need to have discussion in the paper about each of the charities you researched so that your reader can understand why you came to the conclusion you did. It might help you in the early stages of your research to set up a chart to be able to “measure” each charity against the others. In MLA style, document your findings and points you wish to make with quotes and paraphrases from the sources you researched. Your goal is to demonstrate that you have carefully considered the choices, objective criteria, and to convince your reader that you have chosen the best charity to receive the $10,000 you have to give.
Outside of the 5-7 pages, create a Works Cited page in MLA style.
We will have workshops to assist your progress in creating a formally researched, MLA style essay. We will also have conferences with the professor to address your concerns with the essay before you complete it to hand in.