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ENGL 103 - Argumentation & Research (Boggess)  

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What is Research?

"Research is formalized curiosity.  It is poking and prying with a purpose."

-Zora Neale Hurston
(from Dust Tracks on a Road, 1942) 




Assignment & Outcomes

Among other assignments, your English 103 class requires you:

  • to keep a research noteboook
  • to prepare an annotated working bibliography
  • to write an argumentative research paper

The outcome for your library research class will enable you to:

  • brainstorm a variety of search words related to your topic
  • find information from a variety of sources such as library books, videos, and article databases that will support your topic and your argument
  • evaluate sources to determine if they are credible, scholarly and appropriate for your research paper
  • cite sources in MLA style for both your annotated bibliography and your Works Cited page of your research paper

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