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English 1013 - Composition I: Home

This Guide

The purpose of this guide is to give students access to the most relevant resources for Comp I (ENGL 1013).  Included in this guide are links to library resources as well as tips, tools, and other websites to help students prepare research papers.

Sometimes the hardest part of writing a paper is getting started. Sometimes you may get to choose your own topic which may be even more difficult. This video and the Gale in Context databases are here to help you develop the best topics. 

Use Opposing Viewpoints

You may already know how to use a database however this video demonstrates the process involved in finding the best research topic for you. This tool is unique because it provides Topic Pages that make it easier to see the issues involved within controversial and current events. These resources aid in your development of an opinion or stand on an issue as well as presenting the evidence to support it. 

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Developing a Good Topic

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