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A Short Guide to Research
- First, review your assignment thoroughly and choose a topic.
- Next, start gathering information right away - don't procrastinate!
- Begin by navigating to the Miramar College home page.
- Find background information in print books, eBooks and Reference databases.
- As you read about your topic, increase your searching power by jotting down keywords and their synonyms, names of people, places and events.
- Add more specific or up-to-date information by searching the library databases. (Log on with your your Miramar ID and last name to research when off campus.)
- Email a librarian or stop by for after-hours help with research, citations, library policies, and more.
Essay 4: Controversial Topic
Select a controversial topic to write an argument about.
Topics you might be interested in: globalization; ethnic conflicts; use of sports mascots based on Native Americans or African Americans; the environment; nonprofit organizations; or female "circumcision".
Topics that are not permitted are: abortion; gun control; or capital punishment.