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ENG 1103: Planning and Research

This morning in class you began research for your final essay and annotated bibliography, which will focus on one of the authors we have studied or one of the elements of the course, including (1) blogging in the classroom, (2) limiting screen time, and (3) writing longhand.

The starting point for your assignment was composing a bibliographic entry and annotation for reading that focuses on your subject, which includes the following texts:

Bahr, Sarah. “The Case for Writing Longhand.” New York Times, Jan 21, 2022. ProQuest, 

Junod, Tom. “The Falling Man.” Esquire, vol. 140, no. 3, Sept. 2003, pp. 176+. Gale Academic OneFile Select,

Keller, Helen. “The Day Language Came into My Life.” Chapter Four. The Story of My Life.

King, Martin Luther, Jr. “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute, Stanford University

Lewis, Michael. Chapter One: “Back Story.” The Blind Side. 2006. Norton, 2009. pp.15-16.

Richtel, Matt. “Blogs vs. Term Papers,” The New York Times, 20 Jan. 2012,

Rosenwasser, David and Jill Stephen. “Writing on Computers vs. Writing on Paper.” Writing Analytically, 8th edition. Wadsworth/Cengage, 2019. pp. 124-25.

Sedaris, David. “Me Talk Pretty One Day.” Me Talk Pretty One Day. Little, Brown, 2000. 166-73.

Wolf, Maryanne. “Skim Reading is the New Normal. The Effect on Society is Profound.” The Guardian, 25 Aug. 2018,

If you were absent today or misplaced your assignment handout, you can download a copy from Blackboard.

Next Up

In class on Wednesday you will use the HPU Libraries website and Google Scholar to locate, read, and annotate aditional sources for your final essay and annotated bibliography. Also, remember that although Wikipedia is a tertiary source that is not appropriate to cite in academic research, the footnotes at the bottom of Wikpedia pages often include useful primary and secondary sources.