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Research Proposal Summary:

For my research project the topic I chose will have me looking at two of the main schooling
options available for high school ages and under. Specifically I will endeavor to look at the different
positives and negatives in the schooling patterns in relation to children who are introverts. The question I
would like to answer with this paper would be something like this: Which of these two pre-college
schooling options (public school vs. homeschool) better suits the personality of introverted people? Or is
the personality of the student not an influential factor in their ability to learn in these two different
environments? In my opinion this topic is relevant in our society for many reasons. First, homeschooling
and public schooling are natural adversaries, with people on both sides of the coin fearing the other
option, so any effort to present both option in an equal light will reduce some of that prejudice. Secondly,
although I do not have the time to do it here, this topic could easily be turned into a study of all the
personality types and the two types of schooling could be compared and contrasted to see which fits
which personality type best. Then with the finding of studies like that, we could as a society endeavor to
improve public school system and possibly tailor it to fit a wider range of student personality types. Or
perhaps parents in our society will read the results of these studies and be more open to the different
schooling options available to their children. A possible end to this paper that wouldnt answer my
question could be that it all depends on the student to teacher communications and whether or not the
teacher understands the learning types of their students But still I believe this subject will be fun to
learn about.
Outline:

Which of these two pre-college schooling options (public school vs. homeschool) better suits the
personality of introverted people? Or is the personality of the student not an influential factor in
their ability to learn in these two different environments?

I. Introduction
A. Overview of controversy
a. PS bad: kids dont all learn the same way
b. HS bad: kids starved for social interactions
B. I was homeschooled, and I enjoyed it, but I am going to do my very best to have a completely
bias free paper.
C. Listing of sub-headings or themes
II. Level of educations
A. PS: Teaching philosophy
B. HS: Teaching philosophy
C. Testing score rates of different systems
III. Extracurricular activities
A. PS options: easy
B. HS option: more expensive
C. Are they important in the development of the student?
IV. Social interactions
A. PS: lots of interactions, and they healthy? Beneficial to student?
B. HS: Not enough? Are there cases where students did not know how to handle themselves in
public situations?
C. Is there a way to minimize the negatives?
V. Bullying
A. How bad it gets in PS
B. Is sheltering student completely from that healthy?
C. Is it better to let them learn how to deal with the unfairness in the world?
VI. Conclusion
A. In the end are we teaching student HOW to think? Or are we teaching them WHAT to think?
B. What is the better option based on the data found?

Research Timeline Format

Date Completed
2/8 Topic Proposal
2/13 Evaluation of first 3 sources:
2/24 Evaluation of next 3 sources:
3/4 Evaluation of next 3 sources:
3/11 Evaluation of 3 more sources:
3/15 Write introduction
3/22 Write first 2 subheadings:
3/29 Write next 2 subheadings:
4/4 Complete conclusion and abstract
4/8 Turn in 1st draft
Unknown Write peer review and receiver own peer

review
4/11-4/18 Write final draft
4/19 Turn in final paper