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English 110 - Menendez - Umoja: Home

This guide provides search strategies and recommended resources for research in the Umoja section of English 110 with Prof. Melissa Menendez.

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Research Assignment

You will work on several assignments that will result in a 7-8 page research essay. You will identify and respond to a topic or issue related to the required chapters of When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullors. You will cite from a total of six sources, including the Patrisse Khan-Cullors's memoir,  one of the additional required readings, and four sources from your own research. Based on your research, you will write an informed critique of the topic as it is presented in Khan-Cullors's memoir.

  • Research Proposal - DUE Monday, October 7
  • Annotated Bibliography - DUE Monday, October 14
  • Outline - DUE Monday, October 21
  • Draft of Essay - DUE Monday, November 4
  • Meeting with Tutor - DUE Tuesday, November 20

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.

SBCC Reads Fall 2019

This fall's SBCC Reads book is Nobody: Casualties of America's War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond. Author Marc Lamont Hill will be at SBCC on November 13, 2018 to deliver the Annual Leonardo Dorantes Lecture. He will meet with students in the Umoja Center before his talk, and hold a book signing in the Center after his talk

See the SBCC Reads 2019 Fall research guide for more information and links to related resources.

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Ellen Carey
Office: Library 133
Phone: 805-730-4434 (or x4434 from campus phones)

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