Annotated Bibliographies & Research Papers (ENG 100 & 102 - Peay)

Research Paper

This assignment is an argument based research paper centered around a primary source. You should be using the research you collected for your second annotated bibliography to insert into your paper. The sources you gathered for this paper (which were presented in your annotated bibliography) are there to support your premise/argument/thesis.

Your secondary sources should be quoted but also paraphrased and summarized when necessary. Proper MLA format is expected and required for all papers (see the box to the right). For more details on the assignment, view our Canvas module for Assignment #4.


Working with Stephanie Espinoza Villamor on certain assignments is required. Her contact information is below:

Stephanie Espinoza Villamor, eLearning Librarian
Office inside the Henderson Campus Library: HNH-105B

You can also message Stephanie directly in Canvas.

MLA Citation

Thesis Statement Help

1. Establish an issue that your essay will address, or a question it will answer.

2. Take a position on the issue.

3. Introduce at least 3 supporting points to back up your thesis with evidence.



"Vegetarian diets improve health, help local farmers, and reduce carbon footprints."

"Light pollution is a serious problem that negatively affects animals, humans, and plants."