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A Topic from Different Points of View

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Professor Alan H. Monroe

Monroe's Motivated Sequence
Perfecting the Call to Act (from MindTools)
Dr. Monroe is known for his development of the motivated sequence, a speech-writing strategy that is effective for topics intended to convince an audience to take a desired action.

Sample Topic: Political Correctness

Articles in Core Journals Use keywords: political correctness
This is where you will begin to narrow your results using the facets on the left.  Limit by year, full-text, peer-reviewed, geography, and more.  This database allows you to collect articles, and provides several citation formats to choose from.

5 Reasons Why Peer-Reviewed Matters
IF you need to find peer-reviewed resources, this article is a good explanation of why.

Recent Newspaper Articles

Perspectives from American newspapers:

From The Week
Inside America's War Over Political Correctness

From The Chicago Tribune
The University of Common Sense: Defending free speech, the U. of C. takes on the culture of trigger warnings and safe spaces

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The university of common sense. (2016, Aug 26). Chicago Tribune Retrieved from

Sample search in The Chicago Tribune for "university of chicago" political correctness renders these results.

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