GEN 499 (General Education Capstone)
GEN 499 Week 1 DQ1
Final Research Paper Topic and Plan
The first step in the research process is selecting a topic that is both interesting and manageable. For this discussion, complete the following:
· Review the Final Research Paper instructions in Week Five, and identify three potential research topics.
· Describe methods that may be helpful in identifying and narrowing your research paper topic.
· Examine two scholarly sources that may prove valuable as you seek to defend your claims.
· Address why scholarly sources should be used to support your writing on the selected topic.
GEN 499 Week 1 DQ2
The introduction of new technologies has significantly affected the social lives of many. These changes, which reflect how people use technology to interact, provide an example of trends that you might examine in your Final Research Paper. For this discussion, identify a significant change that has occurred in the way people communicate and share information, and reflect on the impact this change has had on individuals and society in general today (local and global). Keep in mind that not all social trends affect all groups in society to the same degree. In addition, examine the influence of social media on an individual’s personal and professional pursuits.