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ENG 111: College Composition I (Jeddy-LO)

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Problem Solution Research Essay

Writing a fully developed essay that incorporates research and clear organization prepares you to write successful college essays.  For this assignment, you will learn how to find and incorporate research into a Problem Solution Essay about the topic of e-waste.  The essay should be a minimum of five paragraphs (750-1000 words), be formatted in MLA style with proper in-text citations, and contain a separate Works Cited page.

For more information, please refer to the assignment information in your Canvas course.

Assigned Readings & Streaming Video


E-Waste. (2020). In Gale Opposing Viewpoints Online Collection. Gale.

“E-Life.” Films On Demand, Films Media Group, 2017, Accessed 10 Sept. 2020.

Washington Post. (2018, September 11). “The Explosive Problem with Recycling Old Electronics.”