Exploitation Mini-Research Project
What is exploitation? (n) The action or fact of treating someone unfairly in order to benefit from their work.
To begin our study of exploitation, you will spend the next few weeks looking at the garment industry in Southeast Asian countries (i.e, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Nepal, Vietnam) to see how this industry exploits developing countries. You will use the following research question to guide your thinking:
How does the garment industry exploit developing countries in Asia?
1) Research how the garment industry exploits developing countries in Asia
2) Develop an outline, cite sources, and paraphrase information from sources on NoodleTools
3) Write your essay.
Criteria for Success
- I can introduce my research topic with a compelling title & lead.
- I can craft a thesis that is strong and clear.
- I can preview clear main points that support my thesis in my essay.
- I can organize ideas and information into broader categories (i.e., problems, causes, effects, solutions) using graphics and multimedia that enhance comprehension
- I can develop my topic with credible and relevant facts, definitions & quotations
- I can use a variety of transitions to create cohesion and clarify relationships amongst ideas and concepts in my essay
- I can paraphrase research related to my topic and use in-text citations to credit my sources
- I can include an MLA Works Cited page
Formatting Guidelines For Essay
Two pages double-spaced (max length)
Color code your paper.
Use NoodleTools to gather and organize your research.
Use in-text citations
MLA Works Cited page
Structure of Paper
Problem: The clothing industry exploits people in developing countries.
- Introduction: Provide background information on the the clothing industry well as your thesis that will focus on a solution to this problem.
- Causes: What is causing the exploitation by the clothing companies?
- Effects: What effect does this exploitation have on the people in developing countries?
- Solutions: What can be done to address this issue and advocate for one particular solution?
- Conclusion: Synthesize major points of the paper and provide your reaction and recommendations (call to action)
- Color Coded Text: Your final draft must be color coded to indicate ownership of the ideas expressed. Use the following chart as a guide:
Your own ideas or common knowledge (no in-text citation required)
Direct quotations (in-text citation required)
Your own paraphrasing of someone else’s ideas (in-text citation required)