Several steps are required before you will be ready to submit this assignment for a grade: Select one of the topics from the list (or another—with prior approval only; it must be directly related to identity politics). Brainstorm to come up with a clear, narrow, focused, researchable question about which reasonable people can disagree. Make sure the answer to your question actually matters! Begin your preliminary research. Go to the FTCC library homepage and begin your preliminary research into your topic using search terms suggested by your research question. Search for full-text, peer-reviewed articles from scholarly journals published within the last 10 years. When you find an article that sounds promising, read the abstract carefully to find out if the article provides specific answers to your research question. If the article does suggest answers to your question, first add it to your preliminary list of works cited. If not, move on to the next article. SAVE the article on your library account or make sure you have quick access to it in some other fashion. Note: If you can’t find scholarly articles related to your question, then you will have to formulate a new question or change your topic entirely. This is a very important step neglected by many students! After you have found at least two promising scholarly sources, submit your question and the two works-cited entries for my preliminary approval before moving on with your research.