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POLSC 130 - Miller

Learn to research with ease using credible, college-appropriate resources to frame, guide, and inform your ePortfolio project for Steve Miller's (Polsc 130) class.

Conversations About Global Issues

Your Assignment:

For your assignment you need to write a summary and reflection on sources of information you read about a global issue.

Research as Conversation:

Think of the sources you read to explore your topic (articles, books, films, videos, images, or websites) as different threads in a conversation. Just like blog comments, each source expresses different ideas, observations, discoveries, or interpretations of the problem or issue. As you read your sources, try to figure out how they relate to each other: do they agree; do they contradict each other; do they help you understand your issue from a different perspective? So when you read your sources, think about the story they're telling you and about what they each have to say about that story.

By actively reading your sources as if you're participating in an interesting, complex discussion, when you write your summary and reflection about your sources, you'll be able to demonstrate to your teacher that you have a deeper understanding of your global issue.

In your reflection, you'll be able to talk about how your source contributes to your understanding of the topic and to the scholarly conversation taking place in the literature.

Welcome & Technical Issues

Why Use This Guide:

Use this guide to help you frame your global issue topic and find sources appropriate for Steve Miller's ePortfolio project.

A Few Technical Notes:

On your computer you need to:

Disable pop-up blockers

Here are some useful instructions from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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Download Acrobat Reader

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