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WAK ENG 102: Critical Writing, Reading and Research


Welcome to the ENG 102 guide.  In this guide, you will find information and resources to help you...

- get started on your research and find background information

- consider and identify stakeholders who care about, influence and/or are impacted by a particular topic, issue or event

- use Search@UW, our resource discovery tool, which combines the library catalog and database content

- find and use subject databases specific to an area/topic

- use sources appropriately by evaluating them and recognizing ways sources might be used

- cite sources properly


Research is a Conversation

When we engage in college-level research, we join the conversation about a topic. Like any conversation, in academic scholarship there are lots of other "voices" in the discussion surrounding a topic-- professors, professionals, concerned citizens, government agencies, students, etc. These conversations around topics of study generate new ideas and questions that move research forward.

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