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English 110 - Foege: Home

This guide provides students with tips and suggested resources for finding sources for their argumentative essay for English 110 with Professor Foege

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Your Assignment

Your assignment requires you to write an academic argument related to a current event, relevant to your own personal interests. Consider your audience to be those who either partially or completely disagree with your position.

This assignment has several purposes:
1. To think critically by exploring different viewpoints on an issue, examining the evidence
to support all viewpoints, and developing your own educated argument on the issue
2. To enhance academic research skills by finding, evaluating, and integrating quality
sources into your own writing
3. To practice writing a well-organized argument essay

You will find and incorporate at least 4 quality sources, at least one of which must be located through the Luria Library, and at least one of which must be published in 2020. Do not just look for sources that confirm or support your opinions; you should include sources that offer opposing views. You will cite your sources using MLA style.  

To find sources through the Luria Library, use the Books and Articles tabs along the top of this research guide to identify recommended databases for searching for books and articles through the library. If you have questions or would like assistance, email me (your librarian) or book a research appointment over zoom and we can go through the process together. 

More Research and Writing Help

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.


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