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ENGWR 301 (online) - Professor Valle (Spring 2020): Welcome!


Hello! My name is Karen McCoy, and I designed this guide to help you with your ENGWR 301 research assignment.

One of the most important pieces of information I'd like you to remember is that I, and all of the other librarians at ARC, are available to assist you with any questions you have about any part of the research process. You can click on the "Contact a Librarian" box below to call or email any one of us.  You can also make a Research Appointment with us by clicking on the icon below and following the prompts.

If you are new to the research process or if you'd like to brush up on your research skills, I recommend you complete the What is Research Tutorial and the Getting Started with Research Tutorial.  These tutorials were designed by Los Rios librarians for Los Rios students, so you'll be able to apply what you learn to all of the resources in our libraries.

If you have a research related question that you'd like to connect with a librarian about, here are a few options for you:

  • Use the 24/7 Chat with a Librarian global service. 
  • Call the Research Help Desk (916-484-8458) and leave a message.  A librarian will call you back within 24 hours (Mon - Fri).

You can also email me at: or  

Happy Searching!

Research Appointments

Research Appointments

Contact a Librarian

Contact a Librarian!

You can call us and a librarian will answer your call during regular business hours.  You can also email us, and we'll respond within 24 hours (Monday-Friday) when school is in session. 

 ask a librarian, contact us; phone, email, text

Library Tutorials

If you are unfamiliar with the research process or want to brush up on your skills, please complete the Library's What is Research Tutorial and the Getting Started with Research Tutorial.  Each of these tutorials will take 15-30 minutes to complete.  You can also receive a certificate of complete if you score 75% or higher!

NOTE:  To login from off-campus, you will need your eServices username (w+student ID) and password. 

Annotated Bibliography Assignment

The Purpose:
In order to demonstrate your effective research skills and to prepare yourself for writing at the academic level, you will write an annotated bibliography of your sources for your Research paper Report.
Audience: Your discourse community of your field, your instructor, and peers of EngWr 301.
The Prompt:
This assignment is directly connected to your Research Paper Report. See that assignment for parameters on what your paper topic should include.
 Write an Annotated bib  of 2 sources. At least 1 of the sources must be a scholarly peer reviewed journal article found through our ARC Library databases. The second source is your choice (you will want to verify that this source is indeed credible).
You will cite each source according to the MLA formatting guidelines. (OWL Purdue online is an excellent online resource).

Your annotations (3  paragraphs for each in the following order):
  • Will have a paragraph summarizing your source.
  • Will have a paragraph in which you assess and analyze it. For this assignment, the reading “Reading Games” by Rosenberg will be your go to for strategies on how to read and analyze your sources. Consider looking at it through a rhetorical lens. (How do you see ethos established in the source? What appeals do you see present? How so?, etc). You must include at least one quote from the source that you properly set up, cite, and engage with.
  • Will have a paragraph in which you reflect on how this source was useful in your project. (How does it connect/shape your argument? In what ways