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ENGL 015: Rhetoric and Composition (Abington)

This guide is for ENGL 015 students at the Penn State Abington campus learn how to search for and evaluate sources for their assignments.

General Tips on Brainstorming a Topic

  • Read through your assignment
  • Talk about your ideas with the professor and friends/classmates
  • Answering some of these questions can also help you think of an interesting topic:
    • What is your major?
    • What are your hobbies?
    • What are you curious about?
    • What has stood out to you in the news during the past week?

**Selecting a topic that you are interested in and want to learn more about makes the research process much less painful!

Having trouble brainstorming ideas?  Check out these resources for inspiration!

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