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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.


Directions: Choose one of the following topics.

You will use our books, Affluenza and Garbology, as your primary sources. After reading both books, choose one of these topics:

1) To what extent is affluenza impacting the planet? (Affluenza is/ is not impacting the planet.)

2) To what extent is capitalism and mass consumerism impacting Americans’ gross national happiness? (Capitalism and mass consumerism are /are not impacting Americans’ gross national happiness.)

Books (Print & Electronic)

Print Books

  1. Use OneSearch from the library homepage
  2. From the Refine Results menu on the left side, click In the Library.



  1. Use OneSearch from the library homepage
  2. Use the Refine Results menu on the left side
  3. Under the Available at LAHC - click Online
  4. Click the down arrow for the Resource Type heading - click Books


Ebsco eBooks

Assignment Requirements

Type: Essay

Length: at least 6 - 8 full pages (1,500 - 2,000 words)

Works Cited: separate page from your essay

Citation Format: MLA

Required Sources:

  • At least 5 outside sources besides Affluenza and Garbology (primary sources) for a total of 7 sources (9 for honor students)
  • At least one of those outside sources must be a print source (i.e., a book, a newspaper article, an article from a periodical, an article stored on a database).

Example Sources:

Articles Academic/Scholarly, Newspaper, Magazine
Books Print, eBook, Reference
Media Video, Audio, Image
Miscellaneous Personal Interview



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