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FSEM: Professor Riggs

Course Guide for the First Year Seminar taught by Dr. Kevin Riggs.

Choosing a topic

Read each topic listed and vote on whether you think the topic is too broad, just about right, or too narrow.

Topic: Great Pacific Gargage Patch
Too broad: 10 votes (71.43%)
Just about right: 4 votes (28.57%)
Too narrow: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 14
Topic: Impact of BPA on adult loggerhead sea turtles in the Pacific Ocean
Too broad: 0 votes (0%)
Just about right: 7 votes (53.85%)
Too Narow: 6 votes (46.15%)
Total Votes: 13
Topic: Impact of plastic on seabirds in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Too broad: 0 votes (0%)
Just about right: 9 votes (75%)
Too narrow: 3 votes (25%)
Total Votes: 12
Topic: Accumulation of plastic straws in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch from 2010-2011
Too broad: 1 votes (8.33%)
Just about right: 3 votes (25%)
Too narrow: 8 votes (66.67%)
Total Votes: 12
Topic: Would a reduction in the use of single use plastic reduce the size of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?
Too broad: 2 votes (15.38%)
Just about right: 8 votes (61.54%)
Too narrow: 3 votes (23.08%)
Total Votes: 13

Finding background information

The sites below are available through the library and include many subject specific encyclopedias.

OneSearch and Article Databases

Citing Sources using APA Style

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