Resources

BUILDING THE RESEARCH PROPOSAL

PPT Slides – Steps Toward Building a Research Proposal

Handout – Building a Research Proposal

Handout – Choosing a Research Topic

Handout – Developing Research Questions

Example Research Proposal #1

Example Research Proposal #2

Example Research Proposal #3

Example Research Proposal #4


RESEARCH AND WRITING AIDS

Reader – Introduction to Theoretical Perspectives

Handout – Resources for Research

MLA Formatting and Style Guide

Recommended Texts:

A Glossary of Literary Terms, 11th Edition by M.H. Abrams and Geoffrey Galt Harpham

The Craft of Research (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing) by Wayne C. Booth, Gregory Colomb, Joseph Williams

Short Guide to Writing About Literature by Sylvan Barnet and William Cain


PRESENTING RESEARCH

Handout – Poster Presentation Tips

Example Poster – Nadia Saleh

Example Poster – Amy Chase

Example Poster – Matt Santos

Example Poster – Juan Valencia

Additional Opportunities:

Arnhold scholars may gain further experience presenting to different audiences by participating in showcases outside of our English department. Remember to check application deadlines at the beginning of the year!

UCSB’s annual Undergraduate Research Colloquium, the next being in May 2015. Applications are usually due April 1.

The  annual Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research, the next being in Nov. 2015 at Harvey Mudd college. The deadline for applying is usually sometime in October.