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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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Domain Names


Every web address and email address includes a "domain name" that indicates the organization, geographical location, or both, that hosts that webpage or email.

For example:

The domain name for Rothrock Library ( is "" Rothrock Library's web pages are hosted by "lccc" and the suffix ".edu" indicates that "lccc" is an educational instutitution.

The domain name for the Morning Call newspaper ( in Allentown is "" The newspaper domain name is "mcall" and the suffix ".com" indications that "mcall" is a commercial (for-profit) enterprise.

The domain name for the Canadian Library Association's ( website is "cla" and the suffix ".ca" indicates that the association's domain is registered in Canada. 


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