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This guide provides search strategies and recommended resources for research in English 110 with David Starkey.

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Your Assignment

Your assignment asks you to write an essay in which you respond to this question: To what extent do you think grit accounts for a person’s success? Your focus should be on the four assigned readings by Duckworth, Denby, Douglass and Streeter, but you may also draw on credible outside research and your own experiences and those of people you know.

Your essay of 1000 to 1500 words should have a clear argument and a strong thesis that is supported by concrete and specific evidence in each body paragraph. Double-space, 12 point font.

If you cite any sources other than the essays by  Duckworth, Denby, Douglass and Streeter, you should cite those sources using MLA-style formatting and documentation.

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For writing help, see the SBCC Writing Center website for information about getting help from a writing tutor, or explore the online tools available through the SBCC Learning Resources Center's Virtual Tutoring Station.

Guide Creator

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Sally Chuah
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Any of the SBCC librarians can help you! If you can't reach me, stop by the reference desk in the library, call the desk at (805) 730-4444, or chat with us online.