Process Post 11/11

For my final paper, since the topic Gender and Sexuality is so wide, I have decided to talk about one main important issue that is relevant in society today; feminism. In the past, I have posted many articles about feminism, what it means, how people view it, where it is found, and how one identifies as one. For this paper, I have decided to research more on the negative views of feminism instead of what it does for the world. Throughout my research process for all the other papers, I have picked out a few recurring themes and finally found one that would be worth talking about. Since this paper has to be connected to Rollins in a way, I thought that my thesis should include the fact that women do not identify themselves as feminists in college because men view them negatively. This is very relevant to Rollins as well because there have been many cases where girls I am friends with have decided feminism is not something they are even though they believe in everything a feminist says. The way feminism has been viewed for centuries has made it seem that it is a bad thing to identify as one. However, what feminists try to do is progress the world in a way in which women and men become equal. Thus, hopefully, my research consultation and my own process help me find relevant articles that I can use for this paper.

Raeshma Bedi

This week I had some productive help finding sources.  I had my research consultation with Erin, which was helpful for finding some new ways of phrasing the topics I am looking at, which has helped me find a wider variety of sources.  She helped me find the source on self-sexualizing, and also reminded me that I can look in some of my sources citations, to see if any of those sources would also be a good match.  I also posted a source from the Rollins Archives, which was really interesting.  I really enjoyed going and seeing a lot of the information that has been kept throughout the years at Rollins.  I am a huge history nerd, so I loved getting to see everything that has contributed to how Rollins has become what it is today.  I hope to continue on this path of information.  My topic has developed to involve more than one social issue, because in my mind the issues connect so I hope to find some good sources that I can easily connect the issues of sexual objectification, and the issue of rape culture.

Grace MacLeod

I surprisingly went with a different route when finding my articles. I was stuck on trying to find something interesting that I have not tried Googling before. I decided to look at my topic at a different angle. I thought of what college students do that can bring extra stress to their lives. I immediately thought of lack of sleep. I then went to Google and instantly found two great articles that I could use for my research. For my last article I looked at what could improve for the student-athlete, another topic of mine. I decided to research paying student-athletes and whether it should happen or not. I found that it could be beneficial to pay athletes while in college. I was able to look at my topics at a different angle and find great new information.

-Luiggi Reno

 

Process Post 10/28

This week I had a very different process for finding my sources.  Instead of looking for sources on sexual assault, I let my research be a little more organic.  By organic, I mean that I started my second paper with an idea of an opener, and the way I thought the paper would play out, but my heart and mind brought me in a completely different direction.  As my paper developed, it became a paper that connected sexualization in America to the rape culture we live in.  I already had a lot of information on Sexual Assault but had to find sources about sexualization, so I first looked up viral dress code posts, knowing that there have been many facebook posts that have gone viral, due to unfair rules or even just sexist things men have said.  I found a popular source about one of the incidents through this search.  I then looked up sexualization of children on the olin advanced search system, and found two great articles about how children are being sexualized, I connected this to sexual assault and compared the sources.

Grace MacLeod

For my research this week, I wanted to continue in the area of gender in media and how it affects a wide range of people. For my scholarly post, I used the Olin Library search engine and looked at many different peer-reviewed articles until I found one on the under-representation of the LGBTQ community in media. I was not planning on writing a source post on this but then I decided I could relate this to my previous posts on the LGBTQ community to make an argument more informative and credible. For my popular post, I looked at a Buzzfeed article I saw weeks ago on Facebook. It showed the difference between male and female actors in films and how much women are actually disadvantaged in every role in the process of a film compared to males. Whether it be the amount of screen time, the person directing or producing it, or even the amount of money they get, women are lacking equal opportunities in this area of work. For my next research process and final paper, I hope to be able to find sources along these lines but contain something different each time as I already have an idea what my argument for paper 3 is going to be.

Raeshma Bedi

My research was very focused on my current topic: stress in student-athletes. I was able to find my scholarly source rather easily using the Olin Library advanced search with keywords ‘stress’ and ‘student-athlete.’ I narrowed my search down even further by clicking the option of only showing the scholarly articles. I was able to find a source about how athletes with injuries lower their life satisfaction while out of the sport. This was a good find for me because I am thinking about using it on my paper 2 as another source. My popular source was found rather easily. I simply Googled student-athlete stress and found an article titled Stress and The Student-Athlete. This article gave me great information on different statistics and research conducted on student-athletes and stress. I received a lot of information this WordPress that I will use on my paper 2 assignment.

Luiggi Reno

Process Post October 14th

For these articles, I wanted to find some new information and new styles of articles.  The first article was a peer reviewed source that I found just through looking up the sexual assault in the title, hoping it would give me some information I didn’t already know.  I then found this article which I knew related to another article but gave different information.  I also wanted to find some that directly related to Rollins College, so I googled “Sexual Assault Rollins College” and it brought me to the Sandspur with this article, which was really interesting.  Although it covers very similar information to what I already have, it was written from a Rollins College male student perspective, which made it very closely attached to the school, and an interesting because young men don’t usually discuss much about sexual assault.

Grace MacLeod

The process for my research was very similar to my last posts. I used the Rollins College Olin Library link on the Rollins website and was able to find a scholarly article. The article I found was about how collegiate athletes have a lower quality of life after college than those who did not participate in collegiate athletics. The study explained how former athletes are more likely to suffer from injury and chronic stress due to their history. My next article was found rather easily. I Googled what the main reason for college stress was and found an interesting article. The article was one of the first ones that popped up and informed me that jobs are not the main reason for college students stress but rather the American culture of stress. Both articles were relatively easy to find because I had an interest in both of my topics for this post.

Luiggi Reno

I found my scholarly article through the Rollins College Olin Library website and like last time I searched for peer-reviewed journals or articles on gender and sexuality. However, this week I wanted to look for something different instead of sticking to usual topics I’ve been posting about. I chose the effects of stereotyping gender and sexuality and sexting which is something I’ve never thought or read about. It was interesting to learn more about this and thus decided I could use this source for my second paper as well for more evidence to make it more credible. For my second source post, I decided to write about an issue that I have felt as well. With that in mind, I decided to write about the beauty expectations social media puts on people these days. The ones most affected by this are teenagers and it has caused multiple problems all around the world. For my next post I hope to find a scholarly article on this issue, which talks about where these expectations came from and how many people are impacted by this issue.

Raeshma Bedi

 

October 7th Process Post

This week I found an article that was not a scholarly article but directly mentioned Rollins College, which is what my goal from last week was.  The article is going to be really helpful for my third paper when I talk specifically about Rollins and make my argument.  I also found a very interesting scholarly article about study abroad students and sexual assault.  To find this I used a different method from the other scholarly sources I found.  This time instead of using the general search I used the in-depth search and only looked at the peer reviewed journal articles that mentioned Sexual Assault and University or College.  Next time I’m going to look for some more specifics about Rollins College, either from student perspectives or from college ranking perspectives.

Grace MacLeod

The process for which I conducted my research changed a bit from my last posts. I was able to efficiently search for a scholarly post using the Olin Library link on the Rollins College website. This process was very smooth for I was able to use keywords specific to my topic. Keywords such as student, athlete, college, and university. Using this process helped narrow my search. I then narrowed my search even more by choosing the scholarly and peer-reviewed posts only option. This lessened the amount of time I took looking for the study right for me. My second article was a popular source that was easy to find as well. I have been writing articles exclusively about the stress caused by college or athletics. I now wanted to know if the stress from college was worth it, so I Googled it. I found a great article on the Odyssey website about planning for the future. This article fits well with the direction of my tab, College Stress, on the blog.

Luiggi Reno

The Olin Library was extremely helpful when I looked for my scholarly article for paper 2. It helped me narrow down exactly what I wanted by using a few keywords that my paper is going to be about. My scholarly article is packed with information about women’s identity in college and it will be really useful for my paper as it has a lot of statistics and data to make it reliable and credible. It was slightly easy to find my scholarly article because the Olin Library had a tab for just peer reviewed journals which made my research process so much easier. My second paper is going to surround the issue of feminism, gender identity, and sexual assault, and I think all the sources I have already found will help me a lot when writing the paper. The non-scholarly article talks about issues the LGBTQ community have with their own identity and safety in colleges. Instead of using the Olin Library for this, I went about this research process by looking at the LGBTQ community in colleges and finding articles about coping with their own identity and the ways other label and treat them. Next, I am going to start looking at ways in which all of these topics I have written source posts about will connect to form arguments for my second paper.

Raeshma Bedi

September 25 Process Post

For these two articles, I focused mostly on getting a good number of facts.  I wanted to find reliable sources that would make me credible when writing a research paper.  Both of these sources were found on the same database, ScienceDirect, through the Olin Library web search.  I really wanted to find some facts on Rollins College, so I searched “Sexual Assault Rollins College”.  I then scrolled looking for any of the articles to mention Rollins, but none of them did.  So I decided I would just look at what was given to me, and focus more on specific Rollins fact next time.  The reason I did this was because the article titles that were being shown looked really interesting.  I think next time when I am looking for information specifically about Rollins, I will look at more generic sources.  Rollins is a smaller school, so I would guess not many articles that have been peer-reviewed would be out there.  Meaning I doubt there is much information about Rollins and sexual assault on campus in research databases, but in sources that reach out to people looking for colleges, like college ranking sites, or even newspaper articles.

Grace MacLeod

Being on Rollins College Swim Team gave me firsthand experience of the stress that comes with being a student-athlete. The fact that my topic is ‘college stress’ made perfect sense to research what types of stress student-athletes face. My research process was more specific than my previous approach. I already had a specific topic in mind when I went to Google in search for my articles. I typed the words: “stress and student-athletes.” When searching the specific phrase, I was able to find two articles rather quickly. Depression among student athletes as well as effects of stress caught my attention. I quickly saved the two articles titled “Responding to the Rise of Depression in College Athletes” and “Mind, Body and Sport: Depression and Anxiety Prevalence in Student-athletes” and was able to write my summaries on the topic of student-athletes. Being able to relate to the information I was reading made it both beneficial and easy to read. I wanted to know the information because it would help me with my struggles of currently being a student-athlete.

Luiggi Reno

Going into my research for my second paper I decided to look at more factual articles. For my first source, I wanted to search for articles written on sexual assault but connected to my main topic which is gender and sexuality. Thus, searching for this article took a while because I went in looking for a particular thing. For a research paper, it is obvious that statistics and facts are the key ingredients to writing a good paper. This was the main reason I chose the article “LGBT Students and Sexual Assualt”, as it provided a good amount of information and was related to my topic. My second source is about feminism in college. While I was going through different articles while choosing my first source, I saw a common theme that occurred throughout all of them. Many of the articles spoke about a rising number of feminists in college speaking up about this issue, and thus I decided it would be a good idea to write about feminism in college. Thus, I decided that both of these topics can be brought together in the same paper. The second article was not statistic based like the first one but included more knowledge about the issue it was talking about.

Raeshma Bedi

Resource Process September 9, 2016

The two articles I chose are very different posts. One is a more scholarly article and the other is pretty much a Buzzfeed photo album with a total of about 15-20 sentences. When posting these, I was thinking they would work for two separate papers. The Buzzfeed article was on Facebook and struck me because it was so moving. I figured this would be a great piece to do the Research Analysis Paper on. For the piece by Sieben, I used the Rollins Library Web Search and narrowed it down by searching Social Issues, and then added Sexual Assault College. It gave me a huge number of sources, so I narrowed it down just to articles and found this one. This article is much more formal than the Buzzfeed article, which made me think it would be better for the Research Paper at the end of the semester. For the next posts, I am hoping to find a little more information on the statistics of sexual assault on College Campuses, and hopefully information about it on Rollins and in Florida also. To search for these, I will most likely use the Library Web search again, so that I can find trustworthy sources. Although the Buzzfeed source is great for the first paper we need to write, it is not the type of source I would base the rest of my research projects on.

Grace MacLeod

The method in which I conducted my research for my topics of ‘college stress’ and the ‘dropout rate’ was quite simple. Heading into my research, I knew the gist of what I wanted to write about but not exactly how to attain the information. I get stressed out very easily; so knowing the information I was researching was very beneficial to myself. I started by typing in Google: “stressors of college students” and “reasons why college student’s drop out of school.” The amount of results I received was overwhelming but was able to narrow my focus to, what I thought were, credible sights that conducted research and polls of my respective topics. I was able to find analysis of the top reasons for college students stress and reasons for dropout on credible sights; such as College View and Business Insider. The two articles gave me exactly what I was looking for: reasons why students get stressed and dropout and explanations to go along with each reason. My research was easily accessible and very interesting to learn about.

-Luiggi Reno

The topic I’m planning on writing my papers on is Gender and Sexuality and since that is such a broad topic, I decided that each of my papers will concentrate on a big issue under Gender and Sexuality. That is why my two sources are not talking about the same issue. I am very passionate about this topic and thus thought it would be a good idea to do my paper on it. My first source is a Buzzfeed article that talks about what it feels like to have gender dysphoria. I chose this source to use for my Rhetorical Analysis Paper as this article seems like to have many rhetorical analysis techniques that the author has used to put across the main argument. I would also like to get statistics and more knowledge on that topic to make my paper more informative. I used the Olin Library and typed in “Gender and Sexuality” and after looking through many posts and scholarly articles I found the article I best thought would work for my first paper. The second post is more informative than the previous one, as it has much more information about the topic. It also does not use much pathos like the Buzzfeed article does but it relies more on ethos and logos. For my next research process, I will use the Olin Library search engine and google to get different kinds of sources, and hopefully find articles connected to Rollins.

Raeshma Bedi