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English: 101 - Savard (American Dream)

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.

Research Topic

Respond based on what you feel the elements of this American Dream are. They could be a job, education, a house, medical care, safety, liberty. Your thesis should reflect the elements you feel are part of the American Dream. Your definition must have relevant examples, explanations, comparisons, descriptions, or factual support. Further, explore the causes and effects of recent events that may support either your definition or the opposition’s definition of “American Dream.”  

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Assignment Requirements

Type:  Essay

Length: 4 Pages

Citation Format: MLA

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Required Sources:  Print source, website, blog, video, or other electronic source, but at least two must be from the library’s database articles. 

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