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English: 101 - Grooms

English 101 - College Reading & Composition I

English 101 is a reading and composition course designed to prepare students to handle a wide range of college writing assignments and to acquire the analytic skills necessary for effective academic preparation. Stress is placed on the organization and composition of objective expository and argumentative essays, including the research paper.


Fast Food Nation

1) Examine the impact of fast food on American society.

2) Examine the differences between small farms and large corporate farms.

3) Should fast food corporations be allowed to target children?

4) Examine the practices in the meat packing industry.

5) Examine cause(s) and effect(s) of the food/agriculture industry.

6) Compare and contrast organic versus non-organic.

7) Examine GMO’s impact on society and agriculture

8) Argue for or against using local farm produce. 


Navigate to the Find Articles tab and view the Databases by Subject page.

Recommended Search Terms

  • Children and Marketing
  • Convenience Food
  • Corporations
  • Eric Schlosser
  • Ethics and Food Industry
  • Fast Food
  • Fast Food and Agriculture
  • Fast Food and Economy
  • Fast Food Nation
  • GMO (genetically modified organisms, genetically modified foods, ...)
  • GMO Ban
  • GMO Restrictions
  • Local Farms
  • Meat Packing
  • Meat Production
  • Organic and non-organic
  • Small Farming

Assignment Requirements

Type: Essay

Length: at least 7 full pages (1,750 words)

Citation Format: MLA

Required Sources: 6 scholarly outside (secondary sources) and Fast Food Nation (as your primary source) at least 1 must be a print source. A total of 7 sources is required.

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.