Research Paper Planning Guide
Step 1: Pick an advertisement and analyze the ISM that it promotes (racism, colorism, ageism, sexism, sizeism, accentism, etc)
Step 2: Write a research question for your paper. When looking at bias and stereotypes in the media, ask the following questions:
What are some of the key causes of _____________?
What are some of the significant effects of _________?
Step 2: Research the significant effects of the ISM (race discrimination, skin lightening/hair processing due to colorism, age discrimination, eating disorders due to sizeism, etc)
Step 3: Choose three sources that talk about the effects of the ISM
Step 4: Write a research paper that discusses the advertisement and the effects of the ISM in the real world
Where do we find good sources?
Here are some places to look for good sources
Here are some places to avoid
New York Times
The Wall Street Journal
Associated Press (AP)
The Daily Caller
Google the Zimdars List of fake news sites
Fishy URLs (.co/.su/.net)