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ENC 1101 - Professor Bennett

Essay Instructions

Write a 4-5 page expository research essay concerning a topic of your choice, 1500 words minimum.  Essays should demonstrate appropriate structure, including introduction/thesis, development, and conclusion.  The thesis should be appropriately engineered/modulated to cover the breadth of material presented in the essay.  Essays must utilize at least 5 different research sources which must be documented in MLA format, 8th edition (In-text citations and Works Cited page) Sources must be  underlined in essay and Works Cited list to ensure they are complete 

Check out our [Topic Guides] -  Library Topic Guides give you step-by-step starting points for using various resources from the BC Library; these resources include ebooks, topic pages, databases, videos, and websites.

Write a comparison/contrast essay, approximately 4-5 pages in length, 1500 words min, which addresses two relevant items, and is structured with either an item-by-item or a criterion-by-criterion format.  Essays should have an appropriate introduction, thesis (should give overall judgment), development, and conclusion. Any resource material must be documented with in full MLA format, 8th edition. Sources must be  underlined in essay and Works Cited to ensure they are complete .

Write an argumentative essay of approximately 4-5 PAGES, 1500 words min,  which demonstrates classical argument form (introduction, arguments, opposing views, refutations, and conclusion) concerning a debatable topic.  Essays should have an appropriate introduction, development, and conclusion.  Essays may utilize research sources which must be documented in MLA 8TH EDITION format (in-text citations and Works Cited page) . Sources must be  underlined in essay and Works Cited to ensure they are complete .

The Research Process

Adapted from: University of Nebraska Omaha, CRISS Library