(Closed) Help a college girl in need

posted 6 years ago in College
Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

If you’re writing a research paper, you’re going to need credible sources. Can you use all websites? how many books do you need?

One place to start might be to get an etiquette book that was published 50 years ago and a current on and read them both. It might be interesting 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

@alyssaC:  I wrote a similar paper on courtship during the 19402-1950s. I recommend checking out the archive section of your university library – you’ll probably get a lot of great stuff in regards to proposals and planning a wedding. 

 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

You could also consider comparing wedding rituals between cultures, that might be easier- tribal societies, different countries, etc. What are the customs, how are they carried out, and how does this relate to the population- what are the moral implications? What do wedding rituals say about the social values of the society? What is the same among cultures? If you want to get even more philosophical, does this point to any kind of implications for human nature? Is it possible that weddings/commitment ceremonies are something we innately want, or are they learned desires imposed by society?

 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

my biggest tips for sources are your university library, your local library, online article databases for the concentration your class is in (psycinfo, etc) and Google Scholar

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

If you are doing this topic you should approach it like any other and get resources that are adequte educational sources. So go to your library use your database and search for journals, newspapers, and books on the topics.

As much as I love the bee and have gotten some great information from it, a lot of it is anecdotal information and seems to vary greatly based on location and family and culture. I am pretty sure the professor wouldn’t consider this a suitable source.  Good luck with your paper!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

What is your actual assignment (what class/direction for paper?)

I wrote a piece last year comparing arranged marriages in India to Western marriages – ideas of destiny/romantic notion of true love/duty to family, there were so many interesting things to compare.  

In a class recently I comapred medieval notions of femininty, courtliness, female beauty to the portrayal of women in Say Yes to the Dress.

There are SO many things you can pull from… do you have a general idea of where you’d like to take it or what your prof is looking for?

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

A research paper assignment is going to require real sources. See if your school’s librarians do reserach appointments (most university and college librarians have this service). They’ll help you figure out where to find the best sources for your paper. 

 

 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

The ages have changed for the brides, the color of the wedding dresses have changed, traditions have changed because older brides are having their wedding their way. The cost of the weddings have increased. I hope this helps and gives you some ideas to add to your paper.

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