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Prof. Burns - Eng. 101 FALL 2021: Home / Your Assignment

Your Assignment

Welcome! This research guide was created for students in Prof. Burn's English 101 Writing and Research class and is a customized resource for this assignment.

You are required to write a persuasive research paper about a topic of your choice.

persuasive essay is one in which you attempt to get the reader to agree with your point of view and show that your view is more legitimate. Use clear arguments and support them by convincing facts and logical reasons.  

Can you support your ideas?

You will need to include an annotated bibliography as part of the research process when you are finding and assessing your sources.

Citing your sources correctly is an important component of any research assignment. Your essay should include parenthetical (in-text) citations and a Works Cited page using MLA 8 style formatting.

If you have any questions about research and citations, please feel free to contact me at 

What's in this Guide?

The resources on these pages will help you:

  • Find background information on your topic
  • Develop a search strategy
  • Find relevant articles using the library databases
  • Evaluate sources
  • Cite your sources using MLA format
  • Avoid plagiarism
  • Get additional help

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