Select a place that you are interested in studying, and write an essay in which you explain what makes this ‘place’ unique—what makes it more than just an abstract ‘space.’ Develop your explanation and description of this place by using five total sources from both Molstead Library and from internet research: be sure to choose sources that help you present your place with strong scholarly authority (please use two sources from Molstead’s collections and three or more credible sources from the general internet).
(A) Contain a clear introductory section containing a description of your place and clarifying why it’s more than just a space. This section should include your thesis.
(B) Now, write a paper where you explain your place and use research to bring your place to life. What are the elements that make this a place? Is there something unique or hidden or unexpected about its history? Its ecology? Its aesthetic or visual qualities? As you write, use your research to give readers concrete evidence of what makes this place interesting, special, noteworthy, etc.
Organize your thoughts and ideas into a research plan. This will help prepare you to search in Molstead Library's Primo catalog and databases.