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Resources for Writing Essays, Book Reviews, Literary Criticism and Research Papers
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MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
Call Number: LB 2369 .G53 2009
ISBN: 1603290249


The Purpose of English Composition

  • Understand and Demonstrate writing and speaking through drafting, revision, editing and presentation
  • Understand the importance of a specific audience and select appropriate communication choices
  • Understand and apprporiately apply modes of expression such as descriptive, self-expressive in writing, oral and visual communication.
  • Participate in groups with an emphasis in listening, critical and reflective thinking and responding
  • Apply basic principles of critical thinking, problem solving and technical proficiency in the development of exposition and argument
  • Develop the ability to research and write a documented paper and/or give an oral presentation

-T. Clinton Owen,

English Instructor


English 1301 and 1302 Book List

Books available in the Eastfield College Library.


Steps in Writing a Research Paper

  1. Determine your subject/topic, purpose and audience
  2. Begin brainstorming
  3. Organize your thoughts and ideas
  4. Develop a thesis statement and arrange ideas
  5. Develop a rough draft
  6. Begain writing the draft
  7. Revise the draft
  8. Complete the final draft
  9. Proofread and make a final revision
  10. Submit the finished paper

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