You will research possible diagnoses a doctor might give either Holden or Charlie after psychoanalyzing their behaviors. You will then construct an argument using evidence from outside research and the novel to convince your audience.
Step 1: Research possible disorders the protagonists could have. Take notes on each in the Pre-Research note-taking sheet.
Try these reputable websites for information:
Step 2: Based on symptoms found about each disorder, determine the disorder the protagonist is most likely suffering. Take notes on the one disorder using a website above on the Research Notes (1) page and pull specific examples from the novel. Use the Close Analysis sheet to keep track of your textual evidence.
Step 3: Take additional notes on the one disorder using Research Notes (2). Use a Database or Ebook provided below. Note that you will need to input information into Easybib as Gale Health & Wellness Resource Center and Follett Shelf don't provide the copy and paste citation:
You can use the following ebooks for these disorders: Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorder
Step 4: When you are certain about how you would diagnose the protagonist and why, construct a thesis statement draft.
Step 5: Develop an outline that you will follow to develop your argument. More information on outlines will be forthcoming. However, a sample outline/potential organization (to be filled in with your notes and ideas) for this paper:
Step 6: Write your first paper draft (with evidence and in-text citations/parenthetical references)
Step 7: Make your work cited page (3+ sources: the novel and at least two other sources)
Step 8: Revise and edit your draft
Step 9: Polish your work and put it together in a well-organized and presentable manner
*A packet with additional research writing techniques is attached.