What should your research topic be? Select a course-related topic. I suggest you write about an area that most interests you and in which you might already have some background knowledge. What do you want to learn more about? What are you interested in? Avoid choosing a topic that bores you. Sustained interest in your topic is important, as a topic that bores you makes for boring research. Again, my only condition is that you examine your topic with a culture or region that is NOT your own. Now, narrow down your topic: Once you have chosen a topic, ask yourself if it is narrow enough for you to tackle. Narrow topics generally result in the best research. One important consideration is the availability of material. Therefore, before making a final decision on your topic, do some initial research to find out the type, quality, and quantity of information available.
PART 2 OF THE ASSIGNMENT: ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY Using the Langara Library website, find FIVE scholarly articles or books that relate to your chosen topic. Under each bibliographic entry, provide a brief description for each source along with a comment about why you think it will be useful for your research. A scholarly source is a source that is published in either an academic journal or on an academic publishing press, i.e. do not use Wikipedia or other Internet websites, popular magazines or books (like National Geographic), newspaper articles, YouTube Videos, etc. as sources for your research.
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