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Prof. Mammen - Eng. 101 FALL 2022: Home

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 must 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 opinion is more legitimate. Use clear arguments and support them with convincing facts and logical reasons.  

Use resources that show that you can support your ideas.

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

Citing your sources is an essential component of any research assignment. Your essay should include parenthetical (in-text) citations and a Works Cited page using MLA 9 style formatting.

If you have any questions about research and citations, please get in touch with 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 the sources you have found
  • Cite your sources using MLA format
  • Avoid plagiarism
  • Get additional help

FALL 2022 Library Hours

The library is open for In-Person and Virtual services. Additionally, our librarians are available with extended evening and Saturday hours through our Ask-A-Librarian service, allowing students to chat or Zoom with us live or to send an e-mail or text (914-861-3315) request. 


Fall 2022 Semester Hours (September 1 - December 22)

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Friday 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Saturday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Sunday Virtual Librarian only 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. 



Wednesday, November 23  

Adjusted Hours: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

CLOSED for Thanksgiving Break

Thursday, November 24–Sunday, November 27


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