At Minnesota State University, Mankato, every graduate student completes a capstone for their program. Most programs include a thesis/dissertation or alternative plan paper (APP) option, but many programs provide other capstone opportunities.
This is a collection of Alternative Plan Papers or APPs submitted by graduate students from various programs.
An APP or Alternative Plan Paper critically reviews and evaluates secondary research sources to develop thorough academic solutions to a clearly defined research problem.
Theses/Dissertations from 2011
Community Down: The Loss of Sergeant Joe Bergeron, John Edward Helcl II
Implementing a Sheltered Science Course in an Iowa High School, Erin Holt Johnson
Improving K-12 ELL Students' Comprehension of Academic Text, Peggy Lynn Linsmeier
Using Science Fiction to Teach Science Facts, Stephanie N. Putt
Reading Comprehension in the Secondary Classroom, Kathryn Grace Rowe Novotny
Ethic of Responsibility: Teaching Communication Students the Importance of Ethics, Jennifer Lynn Scarry-Garthwaite
Increasing Capacity for Innovation through an Inquiry Approach to Instruction, Nicholas Jacob Schmitz
Theses/Dissertations from 2008
Teaching Cultural Prototypes and Detecting Prototypical Errors of L2 Learners, Tina Bennett Mowrey
Theses/Dissertations from 2007
Stimulating Reading Excitement in Secondary Level English Language Learners, Rachael J. Schweigert