ENGL 1113 Composition 1

A review of grammar and basic mechanics with a focus on effective college-level personal and expository essay writing.

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English Composition

Welcome to the research guide for Composition 1Ⅰ. The resources in this guide have been selected to help you make this class a success.

See below for course information and answers to common questions about finding the material you need.

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Course Information

ENGL 1113 Composition 1

Description

The English Composition Course is a review of the principles of grammar and basic language mechanics along with training for correct and effective communicative skills—reading, writing, speaking, and listening—with emphasis on writing as required for successful study and employment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Making mistakes is part of the learning process. However, there are several resources you can use that will assist you in creating a citation in Modern Language Association (MLA) format.

Websites

Try these links for reliable information on MLA style:

Book

The official guide to MLA style is available at the front desk of the J. W. Martin Library.

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If you use someone else's idea, whether quoting or paraphrasing, you must cite your source.
“What Is Plagiarism? A Guide to Catching and Fixing Plagiarism.” EasyBib, , www.easybib.com/guides/students/research-guide/what-is-plagiarism/. Accessed .

Checking Out

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eBook option as it appears in a catalog entry.

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See the eBook guide for full instructions:

Returning

You do not need to return a downloaded eBook. Once the lending period has ended, the title returns to the library.

The maximum checkout period is . You can’t renew your book, but you can check it out again.

If you search in any of our research databases, you usually have the option to limit results to Full Text only. This will display only articles available in either HTML or PDF format.

Try any of the databases available through EBSCOhost:

A search in an EBSCO database will allow you to refine your results:

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Detail of the limiter options in an EBSCO database.

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Log-in screen for off-campus access.

Simply use the same username and password you use on Self Service.

English at Northwestern

These links will take you to official NWOSU university pages.