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ENG 165: Blast from the Past

2. Explore Your Topic

After thoroughly examining your assignment, now it's time to look for some initial background research on your topic.  Try a search in the following database to learn more about your topic.

Analyze Your Topic

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For your presentation, you must include the following information about your historical figure:

  • Identify the person
  • Present factual information about the person's biography
  • Discuss the relevance of the person to your field of study or career
  • Discuss the influence or contributions of the person to your field or career

You may select a historical figure from any time period and any culture. Your figure must have a connection to your area of study, but this connection can be interpreted in a variety of ways. For example, Hedy Lamarr (the Hollywood starlet) was a brilliant mind and helped create a radio-guidance system for Allied torpedoes--her contributions to mathematics and technology have influenced modern Wi-Fi systems and other computer programs.