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ENGL 101 - Academic Writing

This guide is designed to help you successfully and efficiently research your topic.

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Annotated Bibliography

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Argument of Inquiry

Statsis Theory Quadrant - 

Use the quadrant below to investigate a topic and formulate a research question


·         What is the problem/issue?

·         What are the basic facts?



·         What kind of problem/issue is it? 

·         What is influencing our definition of this             problem / issue?



·         How serious is the problem/issue?

·         Whom might it affect (stakeholders)?



·         What further information do you need about             this problem?

·         What aspect of the problem are you interested             in researching?


Rhetorical Analysis

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Digital Forum

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