* Pick a topic that you are interested in. Narrow down to a problem in a specific field or controversial issue. Research that issue using only academic sources. Gather 4-5 sources that best capture all the complicated facets of the issue. Write a 6-8 page double spaced review of your findings.
* Discuss a problem in your field and show why it is compelling; introduce context behind the issue; present a clear proposal to this issue; use evidence to support reasoning; use at least five outside sources to support your points.
* Write a synthesis paper that explores an issue in your field. Use at least two scholarly articles. Read, annotate, and summerize the main ideas. Compare and contrast two opposing views.
*Write an argumentative essay on a topic of your choice. Use a variety of sources to support your essay.