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ENGL 433: Politics of Visual Rhetoric

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Obama portrait by Kehinde Wiley



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Wiley, Kehinde. Barack Obama, 2018. Copyright 2018 Kehinde Wiley/Image courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery

The Research Process

The BEAM Framework

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.

Beam Model