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ENGL 308 Payne: Welcome & Assignment Review

Getting started: a basic approach

1. Explore topic basics & primary sources (the open web)
2. Background (library catalog: books)
3. Current research (library databases: journal articles)
4. Support your argument (source citation)
5. Drafts & revisions (research librarians, writing center)


  • Your paper must be in MLA format utilizing proper headings for subsections.
  • You must use at least 17 scholarly sources, one of which must be an ebook that you found in the SU Libraries ebook collection.  You will highlight this on your Works Cited page.  You may also have a Works Consulted page for research you read but do not cite in your paper.
  • You must make a solid argument using scholarly research, and you must include one or more counter arguments.