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ENG 112: College Composition II (Eldridge-LO)

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Research Essay


  • Research one individual (dead or alive) who influenced one aspect of society:
    • narrow down the aspect of society (i.e. economic system, music industry, NFL sports, environment, social norms, medical research, auto industry, technology),
    • narrow down the society (i.e. US, China, Australia),
    • consider at least 3-4 influences, and
    • choose positive OR negative influences (not both);
  • individual must be researchable (famous/well-known);
  • individual must be a person (not an animal or concept);
  • use formal language (3rd person); and
  • research and cite from at least 3 outside sources:
    • use in-text citation,
    • complete a works cited page,
    • MLA format must be used, and
    • sources must be reliable and valid.

For more information, please review the ENG 112 Research Essay document.