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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. Farmers grow the food that we eat.  Examine the issues for farmers and/or farms.
  2. Out of all of the issues that Schlosser addresses, which one is most important to you?
  3. Should fast food corporations be allowed to target children?
  4. Examine the practices in the meatpacking industry.
  5. People buy fast food because it is convenient, quick and inexpensive.  Should consumers attempt to modify the fast food industries’ behavior?  If so, what can consumers do to modify the fast food industries’ behavior?
  6. Examine cause(s) and effect(s) of the food/agriculture industry.
  7. How does the food industry impact the planet?
  8. Other topic:  If you are interested in another question related to food, please see Ms. Grooms.


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 6 full pages (1,500 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.