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English 110 - D. Starkey: Home

This guide provides search strategies and recommended resources for research in English 110 with David Starkey.

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Your Assignment

Fall 2020

Your assignment

Write a research essay of 2500-3000 words that thoroughly describes, investigates and analyzes the topic you have been following this semester in The New York Times. The paper should be answering a research question that you have posed, and the scope should be sufficiently narrowed for intelligent coverage in the allotted space.

You must use at least 8, but no more than 14, primary or secondary sources, as follows:

  • 4-7 different articles from The New York Times. At most, you should use an article by the same author twice; ideally, all your articles would be written by different reporters.

  • 4-7 credible and persuasive sources other than articles from the New York Times.

    • Use the tabs above to go to sections of the guide which provide databases where you can search for your additional sources, learn how to evaluate sources for credibility, and for help with MLA citation style.

Be sure to correctly document your citations using MLA 8th edition documentation and include a separate Works Cited page.

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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.

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