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ENG 111: College Comp I - People Who Made a Difference (WO): Topic

Select a Topic

Begin by selecting a topic.  Simply choose a person from the list who interests you.  The next step is to get background information on your "person who made a difference".

Why Spend Time with Background?

When you buy a car, do you go straight to a dealer's lot and wander around?  You probably start by doing some background research - the dealer's website, consumer reviews, etc.  Research is the same way.  If you don't do background research, you won't know which research question to pick, and you'll end up with a "lemon"!



Encyclopedias contain quick facts and topic overviews.

Use encyclopedias to:

  • Define terms.
  • Find an overview of your topic.
  • Discover related ideas and terms.


Films on Demand Video page

When you find a video, click the play button in the center of the screen.  You can read the summary below the video to get an idea of what it is about (Box 1).  The box on the right organizes the video into segments on specific topics (Box 2).  To cite the video or email it to yourself, click [Cite] or [Share]  (Box 3).