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ENG1020 Prof. Morgenstein: Assignment Overview

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Research-Assisted Essay


  • 6-8 pages
  • Works Cited in MLA Format
  • variety of resources - must use at least 6
    • books
    • magazine articles
    • journal articles
    • websites [maximum of two]
  • personal experience or one or more primary resources

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    Search Tips

    • identify Keywords
    • think of synonyms
    • connect keywords with and, or, not
    • place quotes around "exact phrases"
    • use SITE: when searching google
    • focus on quality of resources
      • read book reviews in the catalog
      • use journals
      • limit websites to .org, .edu and .gov


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