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Prof. Fidel; FALL 2020; Eng. 101: Home


Welcome! This research guide was created for students in Prof. Fidel's English 102 class, and is a customized resource for this assignment.

Your assignment is to write an 8-page Research Paper on a topic you have discussed in class, such as: 

  • immigration integration
  • racism
  • nature and the environment

Explain why this topic interested you.

You are to find an article from the New York Times, as well as a poem, short story or essay about your topic.

How do the authors of these pieces treat this subject?

  • What are their points of view?
  • Do they have a personal bias about the topic?
  • How do the authors handle this topic?

What is your opinion about the topic? 

  • Your reaction?
  • Your interpretation?

Citing your sources correctly is an important component of any research assignment. Your essay should include parenthetical (in-text) citations and a Works Cited page using MLA 8 style formatting.

If you have any questions about research and citations, please feel free to contact me at 

What's in This Guide

The resources on these pages will help you:

  • Find background information about your topic
  • Formulate a search strategy on your topic
  • Find articles in the library databases
  • Find e-Books in the library catalog
  • Evaluate the sources you have found
  • Cite your sources properly to avoid plagiarism
  • Get additional help from the Writing Center and Academic Support
  • Log in from off-campus


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