When including a large research project consider allowing students weeks, months, or an entire semester to work on it. Break it up into smaller assignments. The piecemeal approach gives students time and opportunity to immerse in the project, to think about their topic, to understand it on a deeper level, to identify different perspectives, and to find their own voice within the conversation.
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Chapter 7. Quitting Before You’re Ahead: The Accumulating Gifts of Percolation
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