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English: 028 - Grooms

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. 


Assignment Summary
Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World offers a world that is void of meaningful human connections while promoting mass consumerism, drug use, sex, technology, etc. Do you think our world is becoming what Huxley envisioned in Brave New World? Take a clear position, and offer a persuasive argument for your readers. Offer concrete, specific examples as well as using your sources to promote your position.  


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

Search by:

  • Title
  • Author
  • Keyword
  • Themes


Connect to the catalog by viewing the books below. The images and examples below are for Essay #2.

  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. 

Assignment Requirements

Type:  Essay/Proposal

Length:  3-5 pages

Citation Format:  MLA

Required Sources: 4 total 

  • Brave New World by Huxley
  • 3 additional academic sources
    • (Two of these sources should be scholarly sources from the LAHC Library databases).


From the library homepage use the Search All tab.


Navigate to the Databases tab and click the LAHC Library Databases link; view the Databases by Subject option.

Research by Subject: Literature