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ENGL 1010 & 1020: 1. Begin
Research process and resources for ENGL 1010 & 1020 essays
This 5-minute video shows you how to use the library's website.
What is your assignment?
Your assignment determines the type of information needed. There may be date restrictions or specific information types needed. For example, you may need to use a scholarly journal article published in the last 5 years. Your topic is another factor in the process, but more on that in Steps 2 and 3.
The Writing Center at UNC-Chapel Hill provides this handout (download as PDF or read online) that helps you interpret your college assignment. The section "Key Terms: Find the Action Verbs" is very good.
Review essays in expository writing and researched arguments in the Vol State English Department's collection of best student essays. Links to these "Best Essays" are on the department's web page.