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English 110 - D. Starkey: Home

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

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Your Assignment

large pile of trash and debris on a beach Your assignment asks you to choose one of the following four types of essays, and to support your ideas by using 3-7 credible primary or secondary sources. 

  1. Report Information (topic of your choice)
  2. Propose a Solution (topic of your choice)
  3. Argue a Position (topic of your choice)
  4. Analyze a Text (using the text of Oprah Winfrey’s acceptance speech for the Cecile B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes, January 7, 2018)

Image: "Marine debris laden beach in Hawaii," a Creative Commons CC BY 2.0 image by NOAA Marine Debris Program.

Getting Started

The information on the following tabs of this guide will help you identify and narrow a topic, identify keywords for your topic, find and evaluate different types of sources, and cite your sources.

If you need more help with your research, contact a librarian by chat, phone, email, or in person, or explore the library's online tutorials.

For writing help, see the About SBCC's Writing Center or The SBCC Learning Resource Center Writing Tools Online.

Guide Creator

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Ellen Carey
Office: Library 133
Phone: 805-730-4434 (or x4434 from campus phones)

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