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The College English I Workbook is an ENG 105 assignment worth 15% of your grade. This guide contains information from the workbook's eight chapters, minus the self-check questions.
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Keyword Searches


When choosing keywords to enter into the search box in Encore (or one of the databases), select words that are likely to appear in a work's title, subject, contents, or a few other "fields" (sections of the article and the information about it).

Your keywords are only the most important words of your topic! Avoid unnecessary words! Check your spelling!





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Keyword Searches 

biography of a musician

biography and musician

books about computers


sports in high schools

sports and high schools

sports in high schools

high schools and (sports or athletes)

discrimination in the military

discrimination and military

facts about brazil


respitory disease

respiratory disease

tie chi

tai chi

teenagers who drive

(teenagers or adolescents) and driving


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