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ENGL 068 | 2018 Spring: Research Assignment

Resources to support research for ENGL 068 (M. Calvert)

Research paper (1500 words):


The topic of this research paper will originate from 7 Generations: A Plains Cree Saga by David Alexander Robertson. Focus will be on one of the four moments of First Peoples history written about in this book, but this will be discussed further in class. Your thesis statement should be clear and fully developed. All paragraphs must be fully developed and include transitions. The topic sentence of each paragraph should relate back to your thesis. A strong introduction and conclusion are critical for an excellent grade. Papers must contain at least three external sources. MLA style. Must include a properly formatted works cited page. Students may submit an argumentative or analytical research paper on their chosen topic.


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