Skip to Main Content

English 1121

Research basics for students writing about literature, current social issues, or discourse communities.

Arguments and Evidence

Many research projects that deal with current events or topics issues in the news involve making an argument or analyzing both sides of an issue. Whether you're making an argument about a topic or analyzing an issue, you'll need to find evidence to support your ideas. 

Newspapers & Op-Eds

Facts and Statistics

While opinion pieces may help you get a sense of the different points of view on an issue, you'll always want to verify facts by looking at scholarly research articles, newspaper articles, statistics, and even primary sources.