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ENG 111: Dual Enrollment: College Composition I (Pierce-LO)

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ENG 111 Research Paper

Research Paper: Students will complete a comprehensive, 7-10 page research paper expanding upon an issue of interest related to our theme of the quest for the American Dream. In previous assignments, students defined the American Dream and argued on its attainability. This project will allow students to continue or change their argument based upon legitimate evidence/data. Students can focus on issues related to employment, education, housing, immigration, healthcare, federal, state, or local laws, etc. Use of this thematic focus will enable students to develop a deep understanding of one aspect of pathways and barriers to the American Dream while mastering the process associated with composing a large research paper.

For more information, please review the Research Paper document.

Dual Enrollment Information

Off-campus access to online library resources is available to current NOVA students, faculty and staff.

Use your MyNOVA username and password when prompted.  If you have forgotten your username or password, you can look up your MyNOVA username and password.

If you are still unable to login, please contact the IT Help Desk

After you have completed your assignment, be sure to take advantage of NOVA's Online Tutoring, a free service available to you as a NOVA student. 


Option 1: To request an appointment over Zoom with one of our NOVA tutors, see: Request A Tutoring Appointment. NOVA Tutors provide paper and citation review services.

Option 2: Free 24x7 Online Tutoring via Tutor.com through CANVAS; drop off an essay for review and feedback.

For more details, visit: NOVA Online Tutoring

Students may park in “B” lots for FREE without a permit, after 3:45 p.m. on weekdays and anytime on weekends. Prior to that time, students without a parking permit may utilize NOVA’s hourly mobile pay option through Passport Mobile Pay to park in any ‘B’ Lot.

For more information, visit NOVA Parking Services.

NOVACard is the official identification card of Northern Virginia Community College. All NOVA students are encouraged to get a free NOVACard in order to access many benefits and services. It is also your library card, which you will use to borrow materials, and the card you will use to pay for printing or photocopying.

To get your NOVACard, create a free account. Then upload a favorite photo and stop by any NOVACard office to pick up your new NOVACard.

You can also add funds to your card's account in order to print/photocopy while on campus.