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English: 028 - Slama

English 028 - Intermediate Reading & Composition

The final preparatory course in composition and critical reading. Emphasis is placed on a review of grammar, mechanics, and paragraph writing. Students will write essays on various rhetorical patterns and will be introduced to research techniques. 


Essay 3: Describing a Larger Conversation (4 pages)


Option 1: Pick an issue affecting your future career field, your major field, or your community. 


View the assignment provided by your professor for more details.


The research topic example for the Library Workshop is Gentrification.


Navigate to the Find Articles tab and view the Databases by Subject page or use the recommended databases listed below. 

Recommended Databases:

Recommended Search Terms

  • Gentrification
  • Urban Planning
  • Housing
  • Demographics
  • Community Housing
  • Real Estate Trends
  • Changing Times
  • Housing Developments
  • Displacement

Assignment Requirements

Type: Essay


Citation Format: MLA

Required Sources: At least three different sources and no more that five sources.

Example Sources:

Articles Academic/Scholarly, Newspaper, Magazine
Books Print, eBook, Reference
Media Video, Audio, Image
Miscellaneous Personal Interview



Navigate to the Find Books tab and use the library catalog search box. 


Connect to the catalog by viewing the books below:

  1. Click on the blue link or image to open the item record in the library catalog. Take note of the school location, call number, and status
  2. To find similar books, click on Catalog Record and look at the Subject Terms to see how the item was cataloged. 
  3. Click on the Subject Term to navigate to items cataloged with that term and view results. 

To begin a new search after viewing a book, click Search/Home on the top left bar.