SELECTING A TOPIC/CONSTRUCTING AN OUTLINE/CHOOSING REFERENCES
- Explain briefly how you narrowed down your topic.
- Why is it important to you?
- Include mention of any plans, programs, policies, and/or models that have influenced your decision.
- Include, if any, references to the latest attacks and the impact upon the people, community, or region.
- Identify at least 15 references pertinent to your topic. You can locate sources by using TUI Library Portal, Background Information, and Google. For five (5) of the references, provide a brief annotation for the reference (i.e., a brief summary analysis of the reference).
Remember that it is always a good idea to use primary sources rather than secondary sources. Therefore, it is best to avoid sources such as from syndicated news sources (e.g., CNN, ABC, FOX, and the like). Also, lay sites such as Wikipedia are handy for general information but not for an academic paper.