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Monday, February 25, 2013

1:15 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

WR 121 - Fague - *jr

library instruction? Yes
If yes please specify: We'll have a brief discussion before heading over to
the library...
Assignment description and sample topics:
Final analytical research essay, 6-7 pages, which explores a specific
question with no concrete answer. The essay should focus on a question which
is narrow in scope so that the answer (opinion) the student presents can be
supported thoroughly with ample evidence (while exploring alternative views).

Examples: Is microfinance the most effective approach to alleviating
long-term poverty in countries such as Burkina Faso?

How important is nutrition and health education in combating the "revolving
door syndrome" in U.S. prisons?

Is spanking an effective disciplinary technique towards raising emotionally
healthy children?
Upload class assignment and other relevant documents:
Essay 4 -- Analytical Research Project Winter 2013.doc:

What are your learning outcomes for this session?
How to use research to narrow the focus of one's essay.
Perform an efficient search of the library catalog for books and other
Differentiate between scholarly journals and magazines
Construct a query for journal, magazine, or newspaper articles and evaluate
best choices in the results list
Other notes: Thanks!

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