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Immigration policy
Farmworkers' rights
Environment issues in our area
Student debt
Education in California
Bilingual education in California
Drought policy



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1.  Review Santa Cruz County Assessment Project (2016) to see if there's any relevant information on your topic

2. Pick one of the recommended sources below to gather background information on your topic

3.  Create a MLA citaiton and explain why you believe it to be a credible source

4.  Look for additional sources in Gale Opposing Viewpoints

Recommended Sources

Immigration Policy

Farmworker's Rights

Environmental Issues in our Area

Education in California

Bilingual Education in California

Drought Policy



Map out your research questions

Draw a circle in the middle of a blank piece of paper.  Inside the circle, put your idea for a paper topic

Brainstorm as many questions as you can about your topic.  Try asking questions such as Why?  Who?  How?  When?  Where?  In what ways?

Look for broad questions that can be further divided into more narrow, specific questions.  If you run out of ideas as a friend or classmate for help -- what questions do they have about your topic?

Continue to narrow your topic by asking questions about culture, geography, demographics, time periods, and historical events.

Review your topic map.  Which questions are you most interested in?  Which are the best fit for your assignment?  Highlight keywords and phrases you can use to search for information on this topic.

Source:  UCLA Library Inquiry Labs

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