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Have you successfully completed all the modules of the Library Tutorial before this Research Instruction session? 

The tutorial is intended to be an introduction to the basic skills of the research process.  It is important to complete the tutorial before the Research Session. The follow-up Research Session further develops those skills and provides opportunity to practice research skills through a selection of information resources, inquiry, and progression to working on your course assignment. 

Select one opinion article from the list posted on PLATO on a current issue related to higher education in America.  Write an essay summarizing and supporting or rebutting the position presented in the article.  Your paper should be at least three full pages long, citing at least four outside sources from Madigan Library print or database sources.  Use MLA guidelines for documentation.  


This is the course guide for your ENL111 class.  Use this guide to direct your research  for your assignment. Use the guide tabs above to help you locate reference sources, books, articles and other related information for your topic.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this session you should be able to

  • find information related to your topic
  • evaluate the information you find
  • use information that is appropriate to your topic
  • properly cite your sources
  • be able to apply/transfer what you've learned

Come back to this guide and visit often to explore supporting resources, services, and search techniques.

ENL111 - Weller

  • Successfully complete the Library Tutorial before you come to the scheduled research class in the library
  • Attend and participate in the ENL111 research class
  • Utilize the Research Guide for your course which is tailored to your course assignments
  • If you need help take advantage of the research services available to you described in the Help tab of the Research Guide