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GQS 494: Gender Research Seminar!
Bechdel, Alison. "Out of Bounds." Outlines: The Voice of the Gay and Lesbian Community, April 5, 2000, p. 22. Image from the Archives of Sexuality & Gender.
Research is connected to your writing. Relevant sources will address your questions and fit your purpose. BEAM is an acronym intended to help students think about the various ways we might use sources when writing a researched argument. Joseph Bizup, an English professor at Boston University, outlined the framework in a 2008 article. The idea has since been refined and adapted by many others.
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