Category: research project

Banned Topics!

After teaching English 101, Argumentation, and similar classes for over twenty years, I can say with some authority that there are some topics that students should not touch. I present this list to you not only for my sake but…

Upward Mobility?

In Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell discusses some of the contextual factors in determining success. Gladwell spends a lot of time talking about history and experience. It appears that geography plays an important part, also. The map below indicates the chances that…

Don’t Go There!

After teaching English 101, Argumentation, and similar classes for over twenty years, I can say with some authority that there are some topics that students should not touch. I present this list to you not only for my sake but…

Trayvon Martin and “The Talk”

Noting how many folks seems to have difficulty coming up with a context for their research, I have been actively seeking out possible contexts for your final Research Project. The recent media coverage of the Trayvon Martin shooting seems a…