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ENGL 105, Academic Writing: Websites

Evaluating Sources

Although librarians have carefully compiled these sources, there is no substitute for your own evaluation. Use the following guides to help you.

Writing Tips and Suggestions

YouTube EDU

View videos from YouTube's postsecondary education channel:

Writing an Effective Essay

Improving Your Googling

To avoid searching through endless unreliable websites, improve your google searches from the start.

Use these as part of your search:

  • (to search only U.S. universities), e.g. cloning
  • (to search only UK Universities), e.g "domestic violence"
  • (to search the US gov website.)
  • (to search the Canadian gov website.)
  • (to search organizations)


Also include words like disseration, thesis, or pdf to bring up more reliable documents. 

Try Legalization of Marijuana pdf

Persuasion and Argument

Considering Your Argument

From the website Critical Thinkers Academy, an example of how to develop your ideas. The topic considered: "Should Teachers be allowed to ban laptops in the classroom?"

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