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ENG 101: Writing I, Robert Morris: Argumentative & Persuasive Proposal

Here are some resources to help you with your Argument Essay and Persuasive Proposal. 

E-Books

You can search for e-books on your topic through this database. 

Writing Tips

OWL & Purdue Online Writing Lab This resource has suggestions for developing your thesis statement and organizing your argument.

Choosing a topic

Below are a couple databases that can be useful in picking a topic and exploring different positions on that topic. 

Picking your topic is research

Video summarizing the research process by NCSU Libraries. 

Evaluating web sources

Remember it's important to evaluate your sources before using them for research. Evaluation criteria includes: relevancy, accuracy, authority, currency, and purpose. You can learn more about evaluation criteria at this website about evaluating resources by UC Berkeley Library. 

Topic ideas

It's best to choose a topic that interests you. What do you want to learn more about?

Current events

You can research current events through news-related databases such as these: 

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