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ENGWR 300 (online) - Professor Pries (Spring 2020): Welcome!


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Hello Class!  My name is Marianne Harris, and I designed this guide to help you with your ENGWR 300+ research assignment.

If you are new to the research process or if you'd like to brush up on your research skills, I recommend you complete the What is Research Tutorial and the Getting Started with Research Tutorial.  These tutorials were designed by Los Rios librarians for Los Rios students, so you'll be able to apply what you learn to all of the resources in our libraries.

If you have a research related question that you'd like to connect with a librarian about, here are a few options for you:

  • Email me directly at: (I'll email you back within 24 hours Mon - Fri).
  • Use the 24/7 Chat with a Librarian global service. 
  • Call the Research Help Desk (916-484-8458) and leave a message.  A librarian will call you back within 24 hours (Mon - Fri).

Happy Searching!

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Class Assignment

Assignment Directions:

Write a 4-5 page essay in which you discuss the concept of stereotype threat and analyze the extent to which you think it has or could have an impact on your performance as a college student.

In addition to providing information from Steele’s book, your essay should include references to at least 3 sources from the ARC Library databases.  At least 1 of these sources must be a scholarly article, but you may also use any of the following: specialized reference works [e.g. encyclopedias] on psychology, interviews with Steele, interviews with someone you know, credible magazine or newspaper articles on stereotype threat, or articles that take issue with Steele’s conclusions. 

Include specific, relevant personal experiences.  Write for an audience of college professors and administrators.