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This guide provides students with tips and suggested resources for research in English 110 with Tino Garcia.

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Your Assignment

large pile of trash and debris on a beach


Research Writing Project

You will research the roots and solutions to a problem that affects someone from your "kitchen table:" a family member, friend, or other loved one in your circle. You will then write a 5-7 page research composition that presents the root of the problem and argues for a viable way of addressing, solving, or healing from the problem.


  • 1 personal interview with someone affected by the problem
  • 4-7 additional relevant and credible sources, including:
    • 2+ scholarly sources such as peer-reviewed journal articles or chapters from academic/scholarly books

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

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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Corrie Bott
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Sally Chuah

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