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EGL 102 - Steve Bolf - Spring 2020: Home


Hello! Welcome to the Oakton Community College Library! This guide has been designed for students in Steve Bolf's English 102 course and will assist with the research project. We encourage students to explore each tab in this guide including the individual pages under the Databases tab. Students will have an opportunity to make one-on-one research appointments.

Finally, we greatly appreciate your participation in the Information Literacy Assessment included in this guide.

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Your Assignment

The research paper that you will write for this class will be based on a topic that is in some way connected to the book that we have just finished reading, The Looming Tower, by Lawrence Wright and will meet the requirements below. The paper should be informative in nature and be intellectually sound. Requirements:

  • Good Title
  • 7-10 Pages
  • Research from databases or books
  • Minimum 7 Sources
  • Good Quality Sources
  • MLA In-Text Citations
  • 20 Citations
  •  Page Numbers
  • Intro Paragraph Sets Context
  • Clear Thesis
  • Body Paragraph Structure
  • Transitions
  • MLA Works Cited Page
  • Times New Roman
  • 12-point Font
  • Double Spaced
  • Limit First Person
  • Conclusion
  • Your Own Voice