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English: 101 - Savard (Technology)

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.


Essay #2: Technology

For essay #2 please research and write about one problem technology can solve in the future. Consider first that “technology” is a pretty loose term—an ice making machine is technology, so is the international space station, and also toilet paper. Start broadly with a few ideas and narrow them through research and prewriting until you have chosen one that you are happy with. Your essay will:

  1. Describe the problem in detail (put in the early part of the essay). This is called Exigence.
  2. Detail the effects of the problem (with research and facts).
  3. Explain how technology will address this issue and how it will attempt to solve it.
  4. Add any further implications for the future (nearest to the end, but don’t include startling or radical ideas in conclusion)


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Assignment Requirements

Type: Essay

Length: 3 - 4 pages

Citation Format: MLA

Required Sources: 3 sources of interesting, new, credible research (use each one at least twice in essay)

Properly formatted and cited quotations with parenthetical citations

Works Cited page

Example Sources:

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


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