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English 110 - Brausch: Home

This guide provides search strategies and recommended resources for research in English 110 with James Brausch.

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Your Assignment

police in military gear and young Black woman stand facing each otherYour research assignment requires you to choose an arguable topic on a debatable issue and write a 7+ page essay making a strong case for a specific argument or point, using at least 8 sources. At least 4 of your sources must be from books, periodicals, or reference sources found through a library. You may interview a professor as one of your other sources. In addition to the final essay, you will complete a Formal Outline and and Annotated Bibliography.

Image: "Lone activist Ieshia Evans stands her ground while offering her hands for arrest as she is charged by riot police during a protest against police brutality outside the Baton Rouge Police Department in Louisiana, USA, 9 July 2016. A new study found militarized police units are used more often in communities of color. Photo by REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman," from PBS News Hour.

Getting Started

The information on the following tabs of this guide will help you identify keywords for your topic, find and evaluate different types of sources, and cite your sources.

If you need more help with your research, contact a librarian by chat, phone, email, or in person, or explore the library's online tutorials.

For writing help, contact the Writing Center in the Cartwright Learning Resources Center (CLRC). The Writing Center offers one-on-one tutoring and a variety of helpful support materials.

Guide Creator

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Ellen Carey
Office: Library 133
Phone: 805-730-4434 (or x4434 from campus phones)

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