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Prof. Packer - Eng. 101 - SPRING 2024: Home

What's in This Guide

The resources on these pages will help you:

  • Formulate a search strategy on your topic
  • Evaluate the sources you have found
  • Cite your sources properly to avoid plagiarism
  • Get additional help

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Your Assignment

Welcome! This research guide was created for students in Prof. Packer's Eng. 101 class.

This guide is a customized resource for this assignment.

Your assignment is to write a 3-5 page persuasive essay based on your research question. Your essay should be supported by evidence from your research article and your own experience.  

Your essay should include why you chose this topic and why you believe it is important.

Sources that you may use:

  • U.S. News & World Report
  • U.S.A. Today
  • New York Times
  • Washington Post
  • Newsweek
  • Time
  • Essence
  • Sports Illustrated
  • New Yorker 
  • Atlantic

You will need to cite your source using MLA 9 formatting using both in-text citations and a Works Cited page.

If you have questions about research and citations, you can reach me at

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