Post your 250-word ASLE paper abstracts here, and feel free to comment on other posts. Your abstracts should outline a set of concerns that you'd like to explore.
They don't have to definitively conclude anything, yet, as you haven't written the paper. Abstracts are often speculative and suggestive, which should feel relieving to you. They are much like your blog posts in that they raise a particular question and articulate why it's important. You read a hundred abstracts for the ASLE program assignment, so that should also give you a sense of how they are written. And at the beginning of the semester, you scribbled out a freewrite-abstract, which you may or may not want to develop here. Your hypotheses may change over the course of researching and writing the paper, which is fine!
The paper doesn't have to be scholarly, either; you can propose a creative or poetic piece.
My one strongest piece of advice: write what YOU WANT to write about. Think about a moment in class when you had a "huh, that's really interesting" moment, or when you got particularly angry or annoyed about something. Trust those instincts and start unraveling your thoughts about that issue by writing about it....
Questions or concerns? Email me! Happy abstracting!