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This guide provides students with recommended resources for research in English 110 with Jason File. Use the tabs below to navigate through the pages of the guide.

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Tips for Research and Writing

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Your Assignment


You will choose one of the following topics (or another approved topic):

  • Option 1: Why are more African Americans getting sick and dying of Covid-19 than white Americans? 
  • Option 2: Why are athletes protesting during professional sporting events? 
  • Option 3: What should be done about Confederate monuments in America? 

Assignment Requirements

  • The first draft of Essay 2 needs to be in the range of 1200 words and incorporate at least three quality sources..
  • The second draft of Essay 3 needs to be in the range of 2000-2500 words and incorporate at least six quality sources..

More Research & 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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Any of the SBCC librarians can help you! Use the online chat to reach a librarian right away during open hours.

Assignment Calculators

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

Why use the library when you have Google?

The following video covers the differences between the surface web and deep web, what you can find through Google, what you can find through SBCC Luria Library databases and OneSearch, and how to get help with your research from a librarian: