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Vetock: Vetock Writing Assignments


Welcome ENL 111! to your "not-so-scary" library researchdouglass-carpet guide.
Use this guide to help you with your essay assignments throughout the semester.
You can always ask a librarian for Help as well. 

Essay #3: Researched Argument

The Assignment

Essay #3 allows you to explore the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass in a deeper context. Douglass shows firsthand the effects of slavery and the hypocrisy of slave owners.

  • Take a position on any ideas or details you find interesting in his autobiography
  • Ideas can range from the text itself to themes in today's world
  • You'll provide a focus or a thesis on this topic arguing for meaning 

Library Goals

Research doesn't have to be scary if you follow these steps:

  • Define your topic
  • Explore and find early research library resources in books and articles
  • Cite at least 4 resources

StartDefining Your Topic

Topic Ideas

What topics could I explore?