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Research Assignment

This is a research guide for English 1A students looking for information about personality and identity. You'll find suggestions for locating books, e-books, and magazine and journal articles in print and Web sources.

Assignment (Spring 2019): Research Paper in which you explore, research, and prove something about a topic that specifically interests you

Topic Option #1:

  • Explore one of the many ideas discussed in Quiet. You may focus on any of Cain's ideas, questions, theories, or research as they apply to the fields of psychology, biology, etc. 

Topic Option #2:

  • Alternatively, you may choose a topic not specifically mentioned by Cain but that is related to the idea of personality, identity, behavior, motivation, etc. 

This assignment is intentionally broad to all students to explore, research, and prove something about a topic that specifically interests you. For example, you may choose to:

  1. prove why your topic has changed over the years.
  2. why your topic is especially relevant now.
  3. why your topic is relevant to a specific group of people.

Assignment Requirements:

  • 6-8 pages
  • Separate Work Cited page, using at least 5 credible, cited sources
  • Standard MLA formatting and 8th edition citation rules

 

Contact a librarian

If you need research assistance, please contact an LPC librarian. 

Reference Desk phone:
925-424-1150

email: lpclibrarian@laspositascollege.edu

Library Hours - Spring 2019:
(Jan 14 - May 22)

Mon-Thurs:  8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Fri:    8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sat:  11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sun: Closed

*See library website for holiday closures:  http://www.laspositascollege.edu/library/

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