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Research sources and strategies for Essay #2: What Really Matters for Election 2016 and Essay #3: Letters to the Next President

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Hey, ENGL 1301 students!

This LibGuide will help you through the process of research for your project. Feel free to contact me if you need help at any time.

1. Define Topic: What do you know? Verify with Background Info.

2. Devise Strategy: What do you want to find out? List keywords.

3. Search Sources: Look at Books, Articles, web sites, etc.

 

EVALUATE what you're doing: Change your keywords/database; Are you finding good stuff?

Essay #2: In November 2016, Americans will vote to select their representatives in government from the President to public school board members. Elections matter, and every vote counts. So voters need good information to make informed choices in the voting booth. Typically, citizens vote based upon a few issues that really mattters them. For essay #2, you will profile a voter about ONE particular issue they have expressed as "what really matters" to them.

What to include:

5. Two bits of information about the issue/concern from research. These are outside voices that say something about this issue/concern. Preferably, these outside voices provide elaborating information (rather than opinion). You will want to weave this information seamlessly into your profile.


Essay #3: This writing assignment calls on you to write your own letter to th next President. You will focus your letter around a single topic or issue, and your letter will advocate for a single claim related to that topic. As you advocate and support your claim in your letter, you will bring in supporting and elaborating information and arguments from research as well as from your experience. You will be required to include information from four credible research sources.

Source and Length Requirements:

The final letter/essay should be 750-1250 words in length and cite information from at least four research sources documented following MLA Documentation  Style.

 

Our 5 main goals:

  1. Explore a variety of research tools
  2. Uncover NEW keywords & phrases
  3. Create a flexible search strategy using AND & *
  4. Share the title of one relevant source
  5. Have fun!
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