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Course guide for Professor Sue Hopewell


Welcome to the guide Language and Power. This guide will provide a starting point for those students writing a literature review focusing on linguicism and issues of race and national origin in the context of K-12 public schools in the U.S.

This guide covers:
  1. Framing your topic: Scope, keywords, subject terms, evaluating sources, finding related sources (citation chaining).
  2. Establishing your workflow: Search logs, citation managers, and literature review grids.
  3. Synthesizing: choosing literary review organization (thematic, chronological, philosophical, methodological); incorporating your scholarly voice.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the session, you will

  • Familiarize yourself with the Library's catalog's discovery platform to organize their academic work and find sources relevant to this course.
  • Employ research methodologies to find scholarly works and articles from credible news sources and critically evaluate their relevancy.
  • Determine keywords and subject terms concerning the scope of their literary review.
  • Consider different paths to consolidate the organization of their literary review, finding their scholarly voice (thematic, chronological, philosophical, methodological).



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