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Prof. Meehan; Eng. 101 - FALL 2023 : Home

Your Current Assignment -

You are to write an argument outline paper. 

  • Choose an issue that interests you and has more than one side to it; it can be social, political, environmental, or something of local interest.
  • Find two opposing sources on the same issue and discuss which argument or source you find more compelling.
  • Outline and explain the argument of each opposing side.
  • Then, choose one side which you agree with, and argue for why you think that side is correct, and rebut the other.

Your Research Assignment - due later in the semester

Welcome! This research guide was created for students in Prof. Meehan's Fall 2023 Eng. 101 class.

This guide is a customized resource for this assignment.

Your assignment is to write a 10-15 page research paper on a topic of your choice by the end of the semester using between 5-7  sources. 

You will need to document your sources with in-text citations and a Works Cited page using MLA 9 style formatting.

If you have any questions about research and citations, don't hesitate to get in touch with me at

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Getting Started

What to do:

  • Select a topic on something that interests you.
  • Read materials that provide background information on your topic.
  • Locate books and other library materials on your topic.
  • Locate journal or magazine articles for current research, statistics, or analysis.
  • Locate websites specifically aimed at your topic.
  • Read other writers’ arguments for and against.
  • Take a stand.
  • Present supporting evidence in favor of your position.
  • Defend your position against opposing points of view.
  • Anticipate and deflect arguments against your position.
  • Make your case persuasively using analysis and strong arguments.
  • Cite your sources in MLA 9 style.


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