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English: 101 - Mandia

English 101 - College Reading and 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.



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Assignment Requirements

Type: Research Paper

Length: 7-10 pages

Citation Format: MLA

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