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ENGL 102 - English Composition II - Wilt

What do you need?

It doesn't matter if you can find a quality source if you aren't able to identify whether that source fits your information needs. By interpreting your assignment and taking a step back to think about your needs, you will be able to evaluate what you have found to determine its relevance to your needs. If it doesn't fit with your topic, provide you with information to support your writing, or match the assignment requirements, you should not waste your time with it. 

Source Examples based on Info Need

General Information

Look for sources that provide overviews to help you gain understanding, such as webpages, dictionaries, and encyclopedias. ⚠️  This should not be your main source of information.


Look for sources that share points of view on a topic, such as blogs, editorials, social media, and opinion polling agencies.

Expert's Take

Look for scholarly research articles, books, or other works written by someone who has demonstrated expertise as well as interviews with those individuals.

Data & Facts

Look for statistics based resources related to the topic from government agencies, organizations, or original research articles.


Look for first-person narratives or case studies found in interviews, newspapers, research articles, and websites.

Latest Information

Look for news websites, broadcasts, and social media.