1. Getting Started
First Things First - Assignment Requirements
Before you begin work on any research project, examine the assignment for requirements.
Q. How long is the PowerPoint presentation?
This could be a slide length, a word count, presentation time limit etc.
Q. How many sources?
How many total sources does your instructor ask for; are they all outside sources or does your textbook count as one of your sources?
Q. What kind of sources?
Does your instructor specify certain types of sources? Are there other requirements such as how current/old the sources can be, or where the source should come from - the library, a database, a book/ebook, a peer-reviewed journal, etc.?
Q. How do you cite sources?
For this assignment, you will use MLA format for your citations. You may want to remind yourself what information you need to create the MLA Works Cited page and in-text citations.
Q. When is it due?
How long do you have to work on this team project? Working in a group can be challenging. Plan out your time, divide the work equally so one person does not get stuck doing all the work at the last minute. Plan extra time in case you have problems, team conflicts, or get stuck.
Selecting a Country
The first thing you need to do before you begin this project is to select a country that you're going to research. You will identify a foreign country and address an urgent problem within that country. Be sure to read your assignment carefully as your country must meet certain Human Development Index requirements. Also, each team must choose a different country; see your assignment for specific details.