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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

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