1) Define a problem


You will want to form this as a question that you ask yourself as you read the book. Your question can, and should, change while you are reading the book. I want to see that change on this page.
Here is an example of one question, and one refined question, regarding one of
Time Magazines top ten novels of all time.

What is one of the major themes in Mark Twain's, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?
Refined as; "Why is there so much controversy over Mark Twain's, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?

2) Answer the problem


This is where you will have the opportunity to highlight your writing technique. It will be in the form of a five paragraph essay.

Family is one of the most important themes in the book. The attempt by Huck's father to gain custody of him in order to steal the money that Huck and Tom had found in the previous book precipitates his flight, Huck stages his own murder to get away. One of the major plot devices in the book is Jim's hiding the death of Huck's father from him. As they travel the river, Huck is frequently involved with families who attempt to adopt him.

3) I need to understand


You can form this part of your report in question form as well, and it is intended for other student, and your teacher to give you feedback on your topic.

Why is family so important to Huck, when he seemingly does not have a traditional family?

4) A better theory


Here you will come up with a more refined theory about the original question you have posed in the "Define a problem" section.

Why does the theme of family override all other themes in Mark Twain's, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?

5) Putting your knowledge together


In this spot you are going to paste all of the help you recieved for the duration of this project.