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WR 121 (Sauvageau) - Fall 2019

Research guide for literary analysis & argumentative essays

Session Goals

You will be able to . . .

  • Explore library services & resources that are available to you
  • Identify "popular" vs scholarly sources
  • Use OneSearch to find sources
    • Generate appropriate terms to use in your searches
    • Adapt your search strategy to adjust your search results
  • Find and use resources to assist with citations & references
  • Know how to ask for help with research
  • Analytical essay of 4 pages
  • At least 5 scholarly/academic sources
  • In-text citations
  • A works cited (MLA) or references (APA) page
  • Select appropriate databases for your topic
  • Generate appropriate terms to use in your searches
  • Adapt your search strategy to adjust your search results
  • Evaluate sources and their information by examining their purpose, authority, currency, and objectivity
  • Know where to find resources to assist with citations
  • Argumentative essay of 5 or more pages
  • At least 6 scholarly sources
    • Only 2 sources may be web pages (e.g. a source that is from a government agency or credible organization)
    • Journal articles or book chapters found online do not "count" as web pages
  • A works cited page
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