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English: 101 - Walsh

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.

Assignment

This is a paper for which you research a subject, small in scope, and then write a report, analyzing and evaluating the subject. Your style must be objective, not subjective; your sources must be balanced (not just one perspective); and your information must be professional in nature.

Databases

Individual Databases

Assignment Requirements

Type: Essay

Length: 2,200 words

Required Sources: Ten professional sources are required. They include at least two books, two periodicals, and one internet source.

SAMPLES OF RESEARCH TOPICS AND OF THESIS STATEMENTS


SCIENCE
Stem cell research offers opportunities for cures but also ethical problems.
HISTORY
President Franklin Roosevelt’s breaking of the Japanese code and subsequent knowledge of the impending Pearl Harbor attack offers a new perspective on his plans for World War II.
MEDICINE
Cancer “cures” through the use of food and supplements offer alternatives to traditional cancer “treatments.”
ARCHITECTURE
Form as a reflection of philosophy and function is exemplified in the buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright.
EDUCATION
Multiple language acquisition at an early age in some countries provides information on the thinking capabilities of young children.
LITERATURE
Shakespeare’s discussion of mental and physical disorders reveals an extraordinary knowledge of medicine.

 

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