Resarch Paper Proposal: The Box Jellyfish
As far back as I can trace my memories I remember that as a child I always liked to be in the water. Swimming pools were my absolute favorite. Wherever I went, I would always ask if there was a swimming pool. However, things changed when my parents took me to Florida for the first time. When I looked out onto the ocean my parents told me that the first words that came out of my mouth were, “Look mom, dad it’s a huge swimming pool!” I bet anyone can guess what happened next; I took off on a mad dash right into the ocean. The thing is, it was nothing like a swimming pool, but it seemed so much better. Over time, I became fascinated with all of its characteristics and still, I am unbelievably captivated by the ocean.
When I found out about our multi-genre research paper and how we could pick absolutely any topic we wanted to write about, I had no idea what to choose. I had a few things run through my mind, for example, things that have been of interest to me lately, but none seemed to be good enough for me to write about. Then, someone suggested that I pick something that has been of importance to me for a long time in my life. I still had no idea until the day our class went into the library to pick/research our topics. While trudging through the isles, thinking to myself that I did not have any idea what to do, a big, light blue book caught my eye. It was sticking out a lot farther than the others because it was so big. I looked at the title and it said, Ocean: The World’s Last Wilderness Revealed. I grabbed it and opened it up. I began flipping through the pages, when suddenly it hit me. Why don’t I do my paper on the ocean?
Unfortunately, no matter how good of any idea it was at the time or how excited I got at that very moment that maybe I had found a topic, I realized that it was way entirely too broad. I continued looking through the book when I agreed with myself that I would pick something...