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Phi Theta Kappa Honors in Action

A research guide for the Honors in Action project completed by members of Phi Theta Kappa.

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Phi Theta Kappa Honors in Action Project

Transformations: Acknowledging, Assessing, and Achieving Change

Research guidelines:

  • Start with reference (encyclopedia) or popular (magazine/newspaper) resources to learn more about your topic, but make sure the sources you cite are scholarly.
  • Remember that your research should lead you to an actionable response developed through critical thinking and reflection on the sources you find.
  • Look for sources from varying or opposing perspectives; don't just find articles that agree with your point of view.
  • Don't be afraid to change your research question based on what you discover while doing research!

Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society for community college students established in 1918. Students with a GPA of at least 3.5 who have completed 12 credits are invited to join RVCC's chapter, Alpha Epsilon Pi. Provisional memberships for students who do not meet these criteria are also available. For more information about the organization, visit their website at

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