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

Your Assignment

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

Your assignment is to write a 7-10-page persuasive research paper that requires locating sources on one of the following topics: 

  • Sports and Society
  • Sustainability
  • Identity
  • Food
  • Work
  • What it means to be an American
  • Gender and Society
  • Technology and Society

You are required to create a thesis and support it with credible research.

You will need to locate authoritative sources and integrate them into the text of your paper. Your references should be balanced and include primary, secondary and tertiary sources.

Use multiple sources and points of view, and compare.

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 scholarly research articles using the library databases
  • Understand the difference between primary, secondary, and tertiary sources
  • Evaluate sources
  • Cite your sources using MLA format
  • Avoid plagiarism
  • Get additional help

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