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ENG 1021 (SNC)


Greetings! I'm honored to teach ENG 1021.  

I can help you pick a topic, find articles, or answer any other question.  Seriously.  I got you!

Stressing out over the textbook?  No worries!  We have copies on reserve at the library.

I share office hours with an awesome team of librarians, so if you'd like some one-on-one help click here to book an appointment or let me know a time that works for you We're here for you!

Sarah Naomi Campbell| | 401-598-5019

Did you know you can also chat or text with a librarian?  It's anonymous, free, and super fast!  Simply click the Ask a Librarian box below, or on our homepage!

On campus? Visit the JWU Writing Lab at either the Academic Success Center at Downcity or Harborside for fast and easy help with assignments. Whether you're just getting started or need final editing advice, peer-to-peer or professsional writing coaches are super kind and trained to help you at any stage of the writing process. For in-person tutoring, help with accommodations for students living with disabilities, and study-skills workshops, contact the Academic Success Center, via USucceed in jwulink, Academics tab.

Top Tips for Working with the Writing Lab:

  1.    Open 9 am - 9 pm Mon - Wed, 9-4 Thurs - Fri, and open 2-9 Sun Harborside (closed Sat and Sun at Downcity)
  2.    Walk-ins welcome; appointments strongly recommended.
  3.    Book an appointment by phone: 401-598-1309
  4.    Book an appointment online via USucceed: in jwulink, click Academic tab.

Did you know you can also submit your paper online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to Smarthinking for seriously awesome feedback within 24 hours?  It's FREE!  Look for the link in jwulink, under the Academic tab, under Tutoring.

Wondering how to get started on your Problem/Solution research paper?  No worries!  Your first challenge is to choose an interesting topic, and then focus in on the most fascinating angle.  Researching multiple approaches to solving the problem creates the strongest argument.

Example If you were to choose Texting While Driving as the topic, you might recognize texting as a problem, but research the ways in which current laws criminalizing texting while driving are problematic and ineffective, opening the door to multiple creative solutions. In this article from Academic Search Complete, Texting while Driving Meets the Fourth Amendment: Deterring both Texting and Warrantless Cell Phone Searches, the author argues that texting while driving is dangerous (problem) and should be punished with fines, jail time, license suspensions, and interlock devices that prevent use of phones while driving (solutions).However, the author also raises another problem, warrantless cell phone searches, and suggests "trading a confession for a search" as a possible solution.

Pro-Tip: Start with Academic Search Complete by simply clicking the Articles tab on the library's home page.

Use Academic Search Complete to search for articles on specific angles for your Problem & Solution paper. For example, if you're focusing on Texting while Driving use the search box to find scholarly, or magazine articles on "Distracted Driving" or "Cell Phones", along with your angle, such as "Texting Ban" or "Alcohol".

  • Enter in your basic search terms, such as "Texting Ban" and Alcohol"
  • Limit to Full Text, so you can read articles online
  • Check Scholarly/Peer Reviewed
  • Scroll down the first page of articles, and click on the most interesting one
  • Click on one of the Subject Terms (they're hyperlinked) and see where it takes you!

Library Resources


Using Google can be really helpful when you're doing research, especially if you use these quick tips!

1. Change the "Domain"

  • Looking for Government information?  Use .gov in your search
    • If you search "Statistics on the economy" site:gov, you'll find government sites focusing on the economy, such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • Looking for Education resources?  Use .edu in your search
    • If you search "statistics on the economy" site:edu, you'll find academic sites focusing on the economy, such as articles from colleges and universities.
  • Looking for Non-Profit research?  Use .org in your search
    • If you search "statistics on the economy" site:org, you'll find non-profit sites focusing on the economy, such as the United Nations Statistics division.

​2. Put your search in "Quotes"

  • If you're searching for more than one word, use quotes to search as a phrase.
    • ​EX:  "Student Loans"

3. Google Scholar

  • A Google Scholar search will bring you lots of academic results, and it is a great place to start.  
    • If you can't read the articles online, let us know and we'll find the Full Text for you!