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Identify the Problem & Ask Questions

What are some of the issues surrounding the violent and malicious acts, gestures, or words some individuals or groups use toward others?

What are some options to curb these human behaviors?



    Assignment Specifics

    What is the best way to communicate the information?

    Illustrate the facts pertaining to problems of violence through visual comparative graphs, maps, or diagrams in an effort to influence the thoughts of others.

    • Undertand the problem fully (research, read, and discuss)
    • Collect facts and data
    • Construct an infographic to interpret the facts symbolically

      Search Strategies

      • Locate and search appropriate resources
      • Vary search terms (don't use the same search terms over and over again)
      • Think of synonyms
      • Use Boolean searching
      • Use "quotation marks" to search for exact phrases
      • Be creative

      Some search terms to try:

      • "data visualization"
      • data
      • statistics
      • chart
      • graph
      • comparison




        Usernames and passwords for subscription databases and e-books are located under the Contents section of the Edline homepage.


        ImageQuest (Photographs)


        Opposing Viewpoints (Gale/Cengage)


        SIRS (ProQuest)


        Free Online Resources

        ALWAYS be a critical thinker of information! 
        ALWAYS think about why certain information is being provided and why other information is not. 
        ALWAYS be aware of the origin of information presented....especially when it is presented as fact. 
        ALWAYS be a savvy user of information.   



        When you use someone else's words, work, thoughts, and/or ideas, you need to give the person credit. It doesn't matter whether you quote the person word-for-word or put it in your own words (paraphrase), you need to acknowledge where the words, work, thought, or idea originated. Otherwise, you are passing it off as your own.

        Be responsible.

        Be honest.

        Show integrity.


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