Summer 2023

Type of Culminating Activity

Student research paper


The capstone project I embarked on focused on the naturalization process and how I could create a plan to better prepare immigrants that are going to begin the process, as well as how I could instill a grandiose sense of confidence in them that will not falter throughout the process. My plan of action consisted of creating a workshop for immigrants that would implement a lesson plan that would prepare and then help improve whatever knowledge of the English language and the tests that come with the naturalization process. A majority of the resources came from the USCIS ``Start a Citizenship Program” page of their website (USCIS, 2020) which provides a plethora of helpful information and resources which can help create a comprehensive, concise, and clear plan that would prepare students of the workshop for the tests to come. I prepared 8 people of different immigration statuses with the aforementioned resources for a total of 1 hour a day for 5 days and then gave them a practice test consisting of 100 practice questions for the Naturalization test. After grading, I asked them of their confidence level if they were to be taking the test the next week. The results showed that 4 of 8 of the subjects achieved a passing score on the questions, and 5 of 8 stated they could confidently take the actual test a week later. With a success rate of 50% on the questions and 62.5% on the confidence level, my project fell flat of the scores that were needed to call the project a true success. More preparation and time to study for the students may result in higher success rates in future attempts with the project.

Degree Program

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Professional Studies


Margaret Sass, J.D., Ed.D.



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