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Research Guides

GGRB03: Writing Geography

This guide will help students in GGRB03 with finding scholarly and popular sources for your essay assignment on writing a personal story about a place you lived or visited.

Learning Outcomes

Information Creation as Process

You will discuss the capabilities and constraints of information developed through various creation processes such as poetry, and digital storytelling so to consider the how when creating for your assignment in this class.

Authority Is Constructed and Contextual 

You will discuss a variety of media resources for authority so to practice evaluating information. 

Searching as Strategic Exploration 

We will utilize divergent (e.g. brainstorming) and convergent (e.g. selecting relevant sources) thinking when searching so to practice identifying keywords and relevant sources.

Research as Inquiry 

You will determine an appropriate scope of investigation by discussing and identifying the who, what, where, when of your topics. 

You will build on your curiosity and write a research question to help you get started on focusing and scoping your research.

Key Resources

Undergraduate Research & Creative Events & Prizes

The University of Toronto Scarborough is committed to fostering the undergraduate experience. As part of this commitment, the UTSC Office of the Vice-Principal Research and Innovation and the UTSC Library launched two successful initiatives in 2016 which continue to evolve and grow every year. 

Each initiative provides an opportunity for students who have excelled in research, scholarship and creative activities to showcase their work and win cash prizes.

More Information

UTSC Undergraduate Research & Creative Forum - Application deadline: February 27, 2024 12:00 PM ET (noon)

UTSC Undergraduate Research & Creative Prize - Application deadline: April 15, 2024 12:00 PM ET (noon)

Patricia and Peter Shannon Wilson Undergraduate Research Prize - April 14, 2024, 11:59 PM ET

Have questions?

Check out the links above for details, contact your liaison librarian, or join us at our drop-in info sessions in-person outside the UTSC Library:

  • January 30, 2024 10:30-11:30am
  • January 31, 2024 2:30-3:30pm