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ENGL 1302 - Local Current Issues (Martin and Wahhaj)

Starting Point

1. Think about your topic and what are you trying to address. List terms that best describe your community, especially in terms of political entities.

Your Community in General Terms Your Community in Political Terms Related Terms
Aldine

Harris County Constable Precinct 4

Aldine ISD

Houston City Council District B

Texas State House District 140

Aldine-Westfield

FM 1960

2. List issues or terms that may affect your local community.

Broad Narrow

economy

discrimination

recession, unemployment, mortgage crisis

racial discrimination, gender discrimination

 

State Government

Federal Government Information Sources

Harris County Government Sources

City of Humble

City of Houston

Articles from Databases

Houston Area News Sources

Oral History Collection

Citation - Brief Guide

Citation Help

  1. Keep track of all of the information and sources you used during your research.
  2. Ask your professor about the required citation style.
  3. Consult the appropriate tab.

Each citation should answer the questions:

  • Who wrote the material you are using?
  • What did the author(s) entitle the piece he/she/they wrote?
  • Where and when was it published (for a book, what city; for an article, which periodical)?
  • If it's an article or a chapter, what pages is your source on?

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Video Introduction to APA (7 min)


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Formatting a Research Paper in Microsoft Word

MLA 8

Video Introduction to MLA 8 (7 min)

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