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ESL 91 - Controversial: Home

This guide serves as a tool for students who will be writing research papers in their ESL 91 class.

Welcome Students

This guide will assist you on your research assignment. Visit www.evc.edu/library to get started with your research. The tabs above will guide you to various resources.

Research Assignment

Your assignment is to write a research paper on a current and controversial issue. Select the topic that is of great interest to you.

Keep in mind that a research paper is similar to writing a regular essay.  In the research paper, you will be required to present in writing:

  • An introduction with a strong thesis (a brief summary of your topic may be essential so that your reader will have an understanding of your chosen topic)
  • A body paragraph(s) that demonstrate a topic with supporting details and analysis of that topic
  • A conclusion with final thoughts

The main difference between a research paper and a regular essay is that students are required to gather their own resources.

Conduct research on one issue by describing and arguing or describing and showing its causes/effects.  In addition, analyze and critique your topic, and offer possible solutions to end the issue/problem. 

 

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