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ENC 1101 - Professor Martinson Community Based Learning: Researching Causes and Effects of Poverty

Causes and Effects of Poverty

Brainstorm the causes and effects of a local social problem in Polk County/Florida

  • hunger
  • drugs/alcohol
  • homelessness
  • lack of education
  • housing market
  • transportation
  • food desert/access to healthy food
  • cycle of poverty
  • inequality
  • lack of infrastructure
  • the government
  • mental health
  • PTSD
  • etc.

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Newspaper sources: (search for your issue and how it relates to poverty). You can also do a separate search for your organization and the work they do regarding poverty. 

Journals/Magazines: (these are good for getting an overview of your topic)

Find a Nonprofit Organization

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Steps to Writing Research Papers

Step 1: Understand the assignment
Step 2: Select your topic (or use the one assigned to you)
Step 3: Initial planning, investigation, and outlining
Step 4: Accumulate Research
Step 5: Make a final outline to guide writing
Step 6: Write the paper
Step 7: Revise and Proofread

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