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Welcome Students! This page is designed to give you course syllabi and resources for English 151 and Literature 120. English 151 is an academic writing course. You will choose a debatable issues topic, will conduct inquiry driven academic research to write a series of essays that explain the topic, explain two opposing points of view on the topic, and argue one side of the debatable issue. You will also create an annotated bibliography and a problem statement essay.

Here is the course syllabus: English 151 Syllabus

  • This quick overview explains the major essay assignments for the course: Core Essays
  • An Introduction to Academic Inquiry and Academic Research: Overview/Core Essays
  • Academic Inquiry and Introduction to Essay 1: Essay 1
  • The College Essay: Essay
  • Revising Like a College Writer: Revision

You will use the Points of View Reference Center Database to choose a topic and begin your research. Use this presentation to learn how to access and use the Reference Center: Points of View Reference Center How To

And you will want to evaluate the university credible sources that you use to develop your essays. Here's how: Tips for Evaluating Sources

You will also want to do database searches and ebook searches. These tutorials will help you to widen your academic research skills:

You will also document your sources. This resource will help: Library Citation/Documentation Guides MLA and APA Style

Links to Online Resources:

Purdue Online Writing Lab MLA Guide:

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