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Taliban Research Project for the Kite Runner: Home

Note Taking Sheet

Note-Taking Sheet.  Click File and Make a Copy.

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Possible Subtopic Starters:

How is it possible that the Taliban was welcomed and celebrated at first?
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What human rights violations do the Taliban implement and sustain?

How should the lives of women be characterized in Afghanistan? 

What does religious law have to do with the Afghanistan way of life today?

Afghani heroes exist. Who are they and why are they deserving of this title?

Is the world simply complicit in the perceived social injustices taking place in Afghanistan, or are outsiders merely respecting the culture and religion of Afghanistan?

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Paper Requirements

Paper Requirements

  • 4 typed, double spaced pages in length (not including the Work Cited page)
  • Use at least 3 reliable sources
  • An original assertion supported by the research 
  • At least three integrated quotations AND five paraphrased facts/concepts cited in text
  • Strong topic sentences & a polished final product is expected  

*Also refer to the detailed rubric for more particulars.

Research Process

The Research Process 
Step 1: Select a topic.
Step 2: Narrow down your topic if need be.
Step 3: Find at least 3 reliable sources (peer reviewed articles/essays, books..etc. Not Wikipedia).
Step 4: Read and take notes about each source. Paraphrase the main argument, bullet useful facts, and copy quotations that are imperative. No, highlighting is not the same thing as taking notes. Be sure to get/make a full MLA 8 citations for each source while you are taking notes.  Use the Note-Taking Sheet if you wish (click File and Make a Copy).

MyBib provides free citations for MLA, APA, and Chicago style. Create a new Project & Add a Citation.  Choose website, book, journal, video, etc.  For database articles, click More then Write/Paste.  To copy or print your final product, click on Download Bibliography.  Click here for handout. Watch the video!


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