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ENG 1020

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To write an amazing paper, you need amazing research.

Let's explore these databases!

Each group will be assigned one database to explore

and will share their findings with the class at the end of the activity in the link below:

 https://padlet.com/snappyfilms/p09n3yhm5qu4

Each member of the group will research their OWN topic for their OWN paper, but you will help each other in the group, and will present your findings as a group as well.

 

All done? Take a short quiz on how you felt the session went.

Wondering how to get started on your research paper?

Use Opposing Viewpoints to search for controversial articles on specific angles for your research paper.

For example, if your topic is "Texting while Driving", use the search box to find different points of view on this issue.  Looking at both sides of a topic makes whatever side you take even stronger, because you can argue a more balanced point of view.

Pro-Tip: Choose Browse Issues to choose from legit hundreds of topics.

 

 

 

Use Statista for fast, compelling statistics to cite in your paper.  Statistics on 60,000 topics in just a click of a button!

 

Online Writing Help

Both student and professional writing coaches are available to help you at any stage of the writing process,                              from coming up with an outline to proofreading a polished draft.

Schedule an online appointment with uSucceed

You can also submit essays online, via Smarthinking: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week online writing support.

  • Log into JWULink 
  • Click Academics tab
  • Choose Smarthinking on the right hand side, under Academic Support Services
  • Click Submit My Writing
  • Click Essay Center
  • Copy and paste your assignment instructions 
  • Choose two areas for the tutor to work on
  • Upload and you're done!

Let's play MLA Jeopardy.

For in-depth overview of MLA, explore this guide.

MLA Basics

  • In-text Citations: (Author's last name and the page number). Period after the in-text citation. 
    • Example: “There is a significant relationship between auditors’ assessments of the relevance and reliability of reported information and their attitudes to creative accounting” (Ionescu 161).
    • Need more help? Click here!
  • General paper format:
    • Times New Roman
    • 1-inch margins 
    • double spaced 
    • indent each new paragraph
    • Need more help? Click here!
  • Works Cited page:
    • last page
    • double spaced
    • citations listed in alphabetical order
    • hanging indents
    • appropriate citation format for each source type (i.e. book vs. article)
    • Need more help? Click here! 

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Worried about MLA?  Don't be!  Here's a link to a Sample Paper in MLA that will help walk you through the format and in-text citations.

For more detailed MLA citation information, head over the OWL OR make an Online Research Appointment