Assignment & Objective
Research Paper Assignment:
For this essay, you must choose a topic in which you have a personal connection, develop a claim and a thesis, and write a research essay.
The paper must be 5 - 7 pages in length (not including the Works Cited page), and there is a modest amount of outside research required (at least three published sources), formatted according to MLA guidelines.
Library Instruction Outcomes:
Through both library instruction sessions, you will learn how to:
- refine your topic to develop a claim and a thesis statement
- identify sources that support your topic
- evaluate sources for quality, intent and relevance
- cite sources using MLA citaiton style