Research Question: How do the challenges around child care and work schedule for single working-class mothers in NYC affect their ability to return to school in order to access better job opportunities.
Guidelines on Writing the Introduction (1-2 pages)
** The Introduction section of your paper should include details about all the points (#1-3) below. It should be about 1-2 pages of your final paper. Title this section of your paper as “Introduction”.
How do the challenges around child care and work schedule for single working-class mothers in NYC affect their ability to return to school in order to access better job opportunities.
- Introduce your topic by providing back-ground information on the topic to introduce your project:
- You can start the introduction in 2 ways: (a) provide background information of the topic and lead into stating your research question (see point #2 below); OR (b) start with stating your research question and then, provide background information on your topic.
- Background information can include, but is not limited to: historical information/background on the topic; a brief summary of key arguments in the existing scholarship about the topic; a news/media/social media article/post about the topic; a statistical report, policy report on the topic etc. define the key terms
- For the background you can use non-academic (newspapers, social media, media, policy reports, interesting blogs/websites etc.) and academic sources (peer review articles, scholarly books)
- All background information must be cited and citations must be inserted into the bibliography.
- State your research question:
- State your research question as finalized in class. Please state it exactly as finalized in class.
- Define key terms in your research questions. Example: I would define what are interfaith marriages especially in the Indian context; what I mean by Catholic interfaith marriages etc.
- Situate the research question in relation to the background information – i.e. in the writing, either the background information has to lead clearly to the question or the question has to lead into the background information.
- Discuss the significance of your question/topic:
- Clearly explain why you think this question is important to study. You can point to gaps in existing scholarship/understanding that your research is filling; how your research is advancing existing scholarship/understanding of the topic; other reasons that it is important to research this question.
- Add the citations to your Bibliography