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99 Jumpstarts to Research: Topic Guides for Finding Information on Current Issues

99 Jumpstarts to Research: Topic Guides for Finding Information on Current Issues

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Peggy Whitley, Susan Williams Goodwin, and Catherine C. Olson

ISBN-13: 9781598843682

234 pages • 8½ x 11
 2010

In 2030, it is projected that 65 percent of the population will be over 65. The U.S. Government Census Bureau reveals that over an adult's working life, college graduates typically earn close to $1 million more than high school graduates. About 43 percent of North American families spend more than they earn each year.

These three factoids represent a tiny fraction of the potential research subjects contained in 99 Jumpstarts to Research: Topic Guides for Finding Information on Current Issues, Second Edition, a completely revised follow-up to the original edition. Every jumpstart--each focused upon a current, timely issue--contains ideas for narrowing the topic, research keywords, suggested best books and databases, and Internet sites. This book supports both faculty and students in identifying compelling topics, effectively evaluating and selecting resources in today's information-overload world, and deriving enjoyment from the research and writing process.

This book provides research assistance for 99 current and provocative issues students can use to write a brief argumentative paper.

High school and junior college students are often tasked with writing research papers--assignments that are intended not only to generate knowledge of the paper's topic, but also to build critical thinking and research skills. In some cases, the hardest part is determining the subject and where to find information, not writing the paper.


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