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ENG 101/102: Basic Research

For English 101 and English 102 essay research and writing assignments

Identify your research topic, major concepts, and keywords
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Find background information as needed 

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Choose a resource to begin searching
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STEP 4 Search
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Make sure you have all the information needed for a correctly formed citation in your bibliography.
Follow the citation style recommended by your instructor.

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Finding an Everyday Topic: Example

Thesis: Placebo effect is greater in America because of consumer advertising

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