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Joel Bendel
3/1 Discussion
Fri Mar 1, 2013 1:09pm
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I am considering several topics for my annotated bibliography paper. There's so many interesting topics I feel that I could research and really write a lot about. One that I was considering was marijuana. Marijuana is a hot topic in today's world and wouldn't be too hard to research on. It is something I could definitely find very recent sources on. It has even become legal in a few states, therefore information in the past year shouldn't be too hard to find. I think online sources would be the best kind of research for this topic. I don't think you would find as much interesting information in a print source than an article about it online. It might be hard to find a book that fits the narrow date range given to us. This would be a good topic because marijuana has been debatable in our society for years and years. It's important for people to know about it and where they stand.
Another topic I was considering was binge drinking and college students. I would research and find information and statistics on binge drinking and how often college students drink. I would choose this because it would be important information that every college student should know and it would educate and benefit me by researching it. I think the best resources would be online articles and studies about drinking and college students. I don't think you would find too much in a print source about college drinking in the past few years. A big part of choosing this topic would be finding lots of recent statistics which would be hard to find in a print source.
Gangs were another topic I had in mind for the annotated bibliography. Gangs have always been a part of society and have always been frowned upon because of what they do. I want to do research on gangs and show people just how much they are affecting students and younger people of our society. I think online and print sources would be good for this topic. It shouldn't be hard to find recent information about gangs in either of them.
I don't have any questions regarding the library instructional session on Monday. I will just pay attention and hopefully learn something that will benefit me in typing this paper.

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