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ENGL 101 - English Composition I - Ihlenfeldt: Getting Started

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Annotated Bibliography Assignment


Select one of the following topics.  Begin locating and evaluating sources that would be useful in gathering information about your chosen topic.  Write a working thesis for your topic.  Search for credible sources that support your thesis.  Develop an annotated bibliography of ten sources.  Annotations should include a summary of the source and information indicating the sources’ credibility.  


  1. Affordability of college has become an important political issue.  Should public colleges be tuition-free for all students?  Should only community colleges be tuition-free?  Should tuition be based on ability to pay?   

  1. Is increased testing for K-12 students an effective way to raise academic standards?  In what ways?     

  1. Only about 0.5% of the U.S. population is currently serving in the military.  Should the United States have mandatory military service as a way to increase this percentage?  Who should be required to serve?  Who should be exempt?

  1. Retailers and social media companies are gathering and selling data from smartphones, social apps, and other online sources about their customers and clients.  Is this a danger to consumer’s and/or citizen’s privacy?  Should regulations be placed on these companies that would limit their access to consumer data?  Should companies be required to obtain permission from consumers before gathering and selling their data?   

  1. Should parents and other interested citizens be permitted to censor textbooks and other literature for students in schools?  Under what circumstances?

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