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ENGL 110 - College Composition I - 2017/2018: Context

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What information or background do readers need to understand the conflict or controversy? What are the two main sides?

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getting started: 58 votes (26.48%)
spelling + grammar: 8 votes (3.65%)
finding good sources: 83 votes (37.9%)
citing sources: 23 votes (10.5%)
writing enough: 40 votes (18.26%)
paraphrasing: 7 votes (3.2%)
Total Votes: 219

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