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Romeo and Juliet: A "Piece of Advice" Project: Project Requirements and Examples

A guide for Dr. Meyer's Freshman English's Romeo and Juliet research assignment.

Pamphlet Requirements

The first part of your project consists of a self-help, tri-fold pamphlet. Keep in mind that your target audience are Romeo and Juliet, therefore the pamphlet should be appealing to teens. Therefore, we encourage you to be creative and take ownership of the product. Feel free to use language and cultural references from the play (and even today!). 

If you wish to create a digital version of your pamphlet, please feel free to use THIS TEMPLATE to get you started


SELF-HELP PAMPHLET FORMAT 

Front Flap

  • Include an attention grabbing image and title
  • Name, Grade, Class

Inside Flap

  • Any additional information

Back 

  • MLA works cited
  • Minimum of 3 sources
  • Romeo and Juliet Text
  • Expert Literary Criticism
  • 2 reliable self-help sources​

Inside Left and Inside Middle

  • Theme Analysis
    • Provide an overview of your theme or issue
    • Explain the connection to Romeo and Juliet
    • Provide a textual connection in the form of a direct quotation and analyze its content with relation to your theme
    • Connect your literary criticism article to your own analysis by including and analyzing a direct quotation from the article

Inside right

  • Expert's advice to the theme - what do psychologist's, counselors, and sociologists recommended to do in order to cope with the problem 
  • Remember to cite any outside information

Process Paper Requirements

YOU ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A SEPARATE PROCESS PAPER. PLEASE SEE THE CHANGES OF THE PAMPHLET ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THIS PAGE

The second part of your paper is a result of your research and your pamphlet. A process paper is NOT a research paper; you're expected to discuss the process or your research, rather that sharing what information you've found. A process paper is metacognitive in nature, meaning, it's focused on your own thought process. The process paper also serves as a detailed explanation of your pamphlet. 


PROCESS PAPER FORMAT

  • 2-3 pages minimum
  • This is a by-product of the pamphlet and your research, meaning, that the purpose of the process paper is to explain your theme or issue, provide an analysis it and the text, and reflect on the research process itself. This is NOT a research paper where you share all the information you've found.
  • You will need to include the following in order to complete your process paper, use these as subheadings within your paper:
    • Theme Analysis
      • Provide an overview of your theme or issue
      • Explain the connection to Romeo and Juliet
      • Provide a textual connection in the form of a direct quote and analyze its content with relation to your theme
      • Connect your literary criticism article to your own analysis
    • Self-Help Pamphlet Analysis
      • Briefly explain the contents and layout of your pamphlet
      • Explain how it illustrates the content and layout choices illustrate your theme
      • Predict how this pamphlet might be useful to a specific character within the play
    • Research Process Reflection
      • What are some resources that you used to research your theme?
      • How did you evaluate these sources for reliability?
      • During and after your research was conducted, what were some strengths you developed or challenges you faced in terms of locating, disseminating, and using information?

Samples

Sample Pamplet

Sample Process Paper