By encouraging our students to articulate and reconsider their interpretations of research-based writing assignments, by sharing the goals and methods of successful student researchers, and by creating assignments and writing situations that support issue-driven research and writing, we can help our students to make critical, reflective choices as they define and navigate their own research paths.
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Here is the research paper assignment that Helen received.
Context: During the second half of the class we will be looking at issues related to connections between aesthetic form and ideology. We will take up such questions as: What distinguishes elite from popular forms? Do popular