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EAP1686 | Professor Porges-West

This guide contains resources for students of Prof. Ileana Porges-West's EAP1686 course.

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Bee Research Project: Assignment Deadlines

* For the most current, up-to-date assignment requirements and deadlines, please check for EAP 1686 updates on Blackboard.

Create a Research Question on any topic that is related to Bees. Post on Discussion Board with the name and description of your topic.

Complete an evaluation of your sources, directly related to your research question. The 4 required sources include the following:
i.    4 MLA Citations Per Student that answers the research question:

1.     1 Video, 
2.    1 Book/eBook, 
3.    1 MDC Database Source, and 
4.    1 Website Source.

Students are required to complete the Evaluate Your Sources Template provided, answering the questions completely.

Each student is responsible for writing their own research question which will include their subtopic. Sources should answer their research question, in MLA citation format.

* If you are experiencing difficulty acquiring 4 reliable sources or locating/creating MLA citations, please schedule an appointment with a librarian so they may assist you in finding alternative sources. Please schedule appointments prior to the deadline. 

Final presentations are due by 11:59 PM

a. Oral presentation (3 minutes) answering your research question subtopic and posted on Flipgrid.
b. Poster Template with a completed Works Cited section should be posted as a Blackboard Discussion post. 

In class oral presentations will consist of the majority of the weight of the midterm research project grade. 


Bee LibGuide


Link to the Bee Library Guide



Suggested Topics:

  • ‚ÄčTypes of Bees
  • Bee Behavior
  • Threats to Bee Populations
  • Bees & Culinary Uses
  • Apiculture
  • Bees in Business Applications
  • Bees in FL Agriculture
  • Bee Products in Medicine
  • Bee Products in Dentistry
  • Bees in History
  • Bees in Literature
  • World Bee Day
  • Bees in Movies & Documentaries
  • Bees in Current Events


Recommendations for Success:

  • Referral with librarian and tutor feedback recommended.
  • Include in your Final Presentation:
    • Works Cited Slide: Cite all your sources in an alphabetized list in MLA format, with hanging indents.