Extensive list of research assignment ideas, appropriate for 100-level research and writing courses
Tips from Successful ENGL 131 Research Assignments
Students research background information about a an artist or historical figure; find scholarly articles (or books) on the painter or artist
Students create an annotated bibliography of sources for final research paper
Students explore cultural issues through their own cultural homeland; research requirements are to find data and background information on their county or culture
Students are required to find an artifact: print advertisement, commercial, TV shows, etc. and then analyze and interpret it through secondary sources
Students are given an image (or find / take their own) related to identity, students analyze the image then draw bigger conclusions from this via different sources, including maps, scholarly sources, etc.
Draw non-English majors into research and writing through their own experiences using popular culture, films or novels or graphic novels, personal background or cultural experiences or personal histories.