ENG 101 Research Paper Choose from the 3 topic options:  Homelessness (could be

ENG 101 Research Paper
Choose from the 3 topic options:
 Homelessness (could be focused on Springfield or combined with
COVID, poverty, drugs, lack of affordable housing, health and mental
health care costs, college costs, or unemployment),
 Crime (could be focused on Springfield, school violence, drugs, gun
violence, or COVID effects), or
 Economy (could be focused on COVID effects, inflation, financial
literacy, small business aid, employee shortages/mask mandates,
unemployment, income gap, or US debt)
and compose a 6 page research paper. Paper and topic should be
argumentative (controversial/debatable). Keep in mind things learned in
ENG-101 this semester, including:
● Title
● Introduction with hook and thesis statement
● Body paragraphs with topic sentences and transitions
● Conclusion
Paper Requirements:
● The focus/thesis should be where you stand on the issue, but you also
need to address the opposition – either in 1 paragraph, or woven
throughout your argument
● MLA format (see guidelines in syllabus)
● 5-7 sources (at least 2-3 from library databases)
● Works Cited Page (not included in page count)
Due Dates:
Introduction and outline – 10pm Wednesday, 12/15
Final paper due – 3pm Thursday, 12/23

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