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Eng 101 Controversial Issue- Professor Susan Courtney: Home

Your Assignment

In class you discussed controversial or debated topics in a variety of subject areas (the arts, politics, medicine, culture, history, etc.). Now you will write a paper on a controversial topic.

The paper must contain:

  • A research proposal
  • A thesis statement arguing for one viewpoint.
  • Present two points of view and document all sources in MLA format.
  • A conclusion reinforcing your opinion.
  • A annotated bibliography
  • The paper must be 12 pages.



This guide will assist you in completing your research assignment.

The resources on these pages will demonstrate how to:

  • Develop a search strategy to find information on your topic using the library databases
  • Evaluate sources
  • Cite your sources 
  • Avoid plagiarism
  • Get additional help

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