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English 110 - Meisel - Argument Essay: Home

This guide provides students with tips and suggested resources for finding sources for their argument essays for English 110 with Professor Meisel.

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Assignment Calculators

Try using an assignment calculator to help plan your time during the research process.

Your Assignment

large pile of trash and debris on a beach Your assignment requires you to research and take a stance on a current, controversial environmental or social issue that you care about. This assignment includes four parts:

  • A Research Proposal
  • An Annotated Bibliography
  • An Oral Presentation on the Research Journey
  • An eight-page researched Argument Essay using a minimum of five reputable sources (at least one of which must be an academic, peer-reviewed journal article)

Image: "Marine debris laden beach in Hawaii," a Creative Commons CC BY 2.0 image by NOAA Marine Debris Program.

Getting Started

The information on the following tabs of this guide will help you identify and narrow a topic, 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.

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