While beginning my research for the Inquiry 2 project, I made sure to use the Literature database that was provided. I begin with a simple search of “Kate Chopin” in order to get an overview on her as an author as well as her background. Multiple biographies were available to my use, giving me information on Chopin’s childhood and life as an author. The database also gave me the opportunity to look at literary criticisms of Chopin’s writing. I was able to find different criticisms of “The Storm” and her writing style as a whole.
Throughout high school, the students would rely heavily on the professors for guidance throughout research projects. Beginning a research project at a college level, the responsibility is even more so on the student to find resources on their own. This is just aiding in the preparation for real-world scenarios, when working on projects once employed outside of college. High school students will guide the students through every aspect of the research project, setting strict guidelines and a set prompt. At the university level, there is more freedom in the prompts of each individual research. This helps students think more critically, and creatively. The more creativity each student is allowed on a project, the more they enjoy researching, usually resulting in a more successful research project. The strict guidelines that a classroom setting in high school sets, restrict the full potential of students.