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ENGL102: Argumentative & Analytical Writing

Resources and in-class activities for research in ENGL102.

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  • Research resources for Dr. Cloyd's sections of ENGL102
  • In-class activities

Research Resources

Brainstorming Topics

Scholarly Article Databases

News & Magazine Databases

The UJ Libraries also has an individual subscription to the Jamestown Sun and Fargo Forum. If you want to search articles from those papers, come see us in the library.

In-Class Activity

With a neighbor or two: 

Examine the articles below. Don’t read them thoroughly, just skim and get a sense of what they’re about. 


  • What differences do you notice between these articles? 
  • Which one is scholarly, and why? As a small group, make a list specific characteristics and/or reasons. 



López, Edwin. “Water Is Life at Standing Rock: A Case of First World Resistance to Global Capitalism.” Perspectives on Global Development & Technology, vol. 17, no. 1/2, Jan. 2018, pp. 139–57. EBSCOhost,   


Worland, Justin. “A High-Plains Showdown Over the Dakota Access Pipeline.” TIME Magazine, vol. 188, no. 20, Nov. 2016, p. 12. EBSCOhost,


Montare, Ariadne S. “STANDING ROCK: A Case Study in Civil Disobedience.” GPSolo, vol. 35, no. 3, May 2018, pp. 30–35.