This assignment is so confusing.

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  1. miss-m

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    I'm not looking for help or anything because that would require writing a lot more than I have time for, I just want to whine for a second and then I'll be on my way back to homework.

    I'm working on an assignment that is killing my brain, and I'm supposed to have at least 2 peer-reviewed sources referenced that are outside the course material. I don't even know what to search since I don't really know what in this would require research, and when I do search for something I can't FIND anything that seems like it works.
    UUUUUGGGGHHHH.

    For the most part I'm enjoying this class and I'm learning a lot, but the weekly readings and lectures seem so disconnected from the assignments that it's just confusing. I didn't even have time to read the articles this week because the actual assignment is so involved and complicated.
    I'm almost done (I think) but I feel like I'm just BS-ing it right now.
     
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  3. TrademarkTer

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    If it's an education course, AUTOMATIC A!
     
  4. miss-m

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    Since it's a grad-level course, I'm working hard for this A.
     
  5. MetalTeacher

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    This sounds like a grad course I just recently finished up with...
     
  6. AlwaysAttend

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    Go on Google Scholar and search for the topic. Look on the right for links to .pdf, .doc, or a link because that means the whole article is free. Read the abstract to see if it interests you. Scroll to the findings at the end to see the results.
     
  7. miss-m

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    This has been great for the other assignments so far; the problem was that for this one I didn’t even know what I needed to search. It just wasn’t an assignment that lent itself well to research, even though outside sources are always required.

    It’s done now, I just spent a solid 7 hours on it yesterday so I needed to whine a little.
     
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  8. kpa1b2

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    In addition to Google Scholar, does whatever school you're attending have an online library? I do most of my searches from there. The librarians will also help. Sometimes, it's a matter of finding the right keywords to search.
     
  9. AlwaysAttend

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    I think the problem is the assignment isn’t exactly clear.
     

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