This is my essay in which I reflect on the entire course. It includes my identification of three principles of research that can serve as guidance to those looking to conduct their own research.
This was the final project in ENG 3020. It is a research essay on the effects of gentrification on public education. Specifically, I studied whether gentrifiers send their children to local public schools and how this affects the quality of the school itself and the education the students are able to attain. I compared the average median incomes of the zip codes that make up the Detroit Public Schools district to the number of students who qualify for free and reduced lunch. I also analyzed the relationship between those numbers and the average composite ACT scores of the students.