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ENGL 1301 - Wilson - Spring 2023: Home

A guide outlining some of the ACC Library resources you may find useful for writing your research paper on the brain.

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Your Assignment

Image of a transparent human head showing a glowing red and orange brainYou've been assigned to write a research paper on any aspect of the brain. The prompt you've been given by Professor Wilson:

Write a DOUBLE-SPACED three to five-page MLA-formatted research paper about anything related to the brain The brain is fascinating – we understand outer space more than we understand our brains! From brain tumors to photographic memory to comas, find your argumentative angle. You’ll need four academic sources, at least three direct quotes, six paraphrases, and an alphabetized Works Cited.

Use the tabs above to search various information formats that might be useful for this assignment. And be sure to keep track of your sources. Many of our databases provide MLA citations, and there's a tab for that that be helpful. Contact me if you need some help. It's what I'm here for!


"Human brain illustrated with millions of small nerves" by Johan Swanepoel is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0



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