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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 choose a controversy related to an interest of yours and write an argument taking a position on that controversy.

This assignment has a few purposes:

  • To examine the controversies relevant to your own life

  • To think critically by exploring different viewpoints on a controversial issue, examining the evidence to support all viewpoints, and developing your own educated argument on the issue

  • To enhance academic research skills by finding, evaluating, and integrating quality sources into your own writing

  • To practice writing a well-organized argument

You will find and incorporate at least 5 quality sources, at least two of which must be located through the Luria Library (or other academic library)  

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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