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EN 1201 - College Writing II (DePeter)

Money, money, money

Money! Money! Money!

Money makes the world go round!

Money will be acting as the jumping off point for your final research paper. This guide will help you develop your topic and find resources appropriate to your interests.

Formulate a research question that grows from your response journals and/or class discussion, then investigate and synthesize viewpoints from a minimum of 5 in-depth print-based sources that help you explore and unpack this research question. 

Evaluating Sources

When considering where you will do your research, it is important to remember what kinds of sources will be serve your needs.

  Advantages Disadvantages

Webpages

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  • Concise
  • Most current information
  • Government publications
  • Biased, wrong, or outdated
  • Most quality information not freely searchable on the web

Articles

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  • Current
  • Peer-review process
  • Accuracy and relevance check
  • Not best for general overviews
  • May not include current information

Books

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  • Background/overview information
  • Authoritative information
  • Context with other issues
  • 3-5 years minimum to publish
  • Not best for current topics