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ENGL 101 - First-Year Composition (Fall 2018)

This guide will help you successfully complete assignments for ENGL 101

Your Librarian

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Nicole Pagowsky
Main Library A208
(520) 349-8256

Activity 1: Welcome to the UA Libraries!

Your first activity will be to complete a library orientation game to get familiar with the Main Library and the services that are available to you as students. Get in groups of 2-3 and either use a group member's tablet, smartphone, or laptop, or check one out from the library at the first floor help desk. Come into the Main Library anytime it is open to complete the activity. Results will be shared with your instructors.

Library Activity:

Approximate amount of time the activity might take you: 15-20 minutes

Activity 2: Prepare for your community profile assignment

First, watch this short video.


Next, use this worksheet to help you identify a person or community to interview and some questions to ask for your profile assignment.

Activity 3: Think about how citations fit into the research conversation

Look over this refresher on using citations. You will be using MLA or APA style in this course.

Read this article: Hundreds Fail to Spot Plagiarism.

Directions for your own citations in this course:

  • Ask your instructor which citation style you will be using. The UA Libraries provide citation guides for:
  • Along with following a format for this course, you should understand that there are different citation styles to follow in different disciplines. You will need to learn a style and use it in your projects as you progress through your education. Keep these ideas in mind when using citations:
    • Think about how citations allow you to make bigger connections between what you have learned through research and your own ideas as you write.
    • Complete the Accidental plagiarism tutorial to learn when, why, and how to cite your sources in your papers.

Activity 4: Look for resources

These activities will help you locate your two published sources on your community or community member.

Visit the Reference Desk

Staff at the library reference desks have worked through the exercises for English 101 and are ready to help answer your questions. You can go in person, call them at (520) 621-6442, or connect with them via chat or email.