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HONR 111 (Hill): Session Introduction & Assignment

Research Approach

Sometimes, a structured approach to research can help to organize ideas and the way you think about information sources:  

1. Explore topic basics (casual web searching)
2. Background (library catalog: books)
3. Current research (library databases: journal articles)
4. Support your argument (source citation)
5. Drafts & revisions (research librarians & Writing Center)

Assignment

Paper #1:  An Argument Using Contextual Sources

Make a full, thesis-driven argument about Salisbury’s revitalization efforts that explores a pattern, tension, problem, or contradiction which emerged from our common readings and/or our visit to the Nabb Center. Your argument about Salisbury should engage with broader scholarly conversations about strategies for improving downtowns; in so doing, you should consider how local revitalization plans align with or diverge from “best practices” in urban planning, and respond to likely challenges and/or counterarguments. Brainstorming question: Where should policy makers and stakeholders in Salisbury focus their attention and why?

You need to find at least 2 of your own scholarly and peer-reviewed articles to support your ideas.

Paper #1:  An Argument Using Contextual Sources

Make a full, thesis-driven argument that explores a pattern, tension, problem, or contradiction that emerged from our common readings. Employ our common texts to engage with broader scholarly conversations about entrepreneurship. Consider how ideas align with, diverge, or fail to consider “best practices” in successful entrepreneurship. As always, there are multiple options for consideration, so respond to likely challenges and/or counterarguments. Brainstorming question: Where should a budding entrepreneur focus their efforts, and why?

 

Employ evidence from at least one of our common texts and two peer-reviewed sources you find independently.

 

You need to find at least 2 of your own scholarly and peer-reviewed articles to support your ideas.

Information Cycle

Manage & Organize

‚ÄčProQuest RefWorks - Source citation tool

Please sign into your RefWorks account. Keep RefWorks open in a tab at the top of your web browser.