All your life, you will be a consumer. A consumer is someone who purchases goods and/or services. Smart consumers research their purchases before spending their money to be sure they are using their financial resources well. In this project, you will research something, which will be a great investment for you, making a good decision about a major purchase for you or your family. For your project, you will select a potential major purchase you think your family may be considering soon and do the research it takes to make a good decision.
A typical major purpose for a family with a son or daughter your age is a car. In the examples for this assignment, we will write about steps involved in researching a car purchase. You are welcome to follow these steps exactly, but you may also adapt these steps to any purchase you want to research instead of a car. You may be planning to buy audio equipment, a big screen TV, a computer, or any of a number of major purchases, and doing your research as a part of this assignment will help you make the right decision as you learn.
Steps in Successful Research
WARNING: Your teacher will not accept any final draft that has not first gone through every step in this process!
I. Purpose and Audience
II. Topic Focusing and Preparation
As a result of these questions, you might decide that you are going to research only reliable used sedans or coupes no more than six years old with a price range of $5,000-$8,000. By doing this, you will not waste any time researching cars that do not fit that description. This is your narrowed, or focused, topic.
As you begin to do research, you will find more focusing questions. For example, if you later find that certain models have very poor repair records, you may want to eliminate them. You may also decide that you need to change your price range or make another adjustment.
Written Assignment: Research Proposals and Plan. Do the steps outlined above, and then submit the following information. If you are researching cars, you may use much of the material above in your answer.
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