For this option, you will write a process essay that describes the steps involved in finding a topic, locating sources, focusing a topic as the result of finding your sources, and eventually writing a research paper.
A good process essay begins with an introduction and a thesis that tells the reader why the description of the process is important. You may choose to write a process reflection that also reflects on your growth as a writer. For example, how has your process changed, or has it stayed the same? The goal of this option is to reflect on your experience and growth.
Your completed process explanation essay should be approximately 1000 words and follow standard MLA or APA format (12-point approved font, 1-inch margins, and so forth).