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ENG 122: Research Essay (Barngrover): Research Essay

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Use Question #1 for Hamilton topics; use Question #2 for Lemonade topics.

Copy and paste the citation for your article in the box for Question #1 or #2..

Check the citation for accuracy and edit as needed; refer to the MLA handout. (Note: italics will not be transferred.)

Under the citation, type your topic in CAPITAL LETTERS.

Click on "Finish" when you are done.


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Research Essay Guidelines

Assignment Description:

  • Choose to write about either Hamilton or Lemonade.
  • View these works with a critical eye.
  • Focus on a specific element or issue within the musical or visual album
  • Conduct research to discover more about the conversations that are taking place regarding your particular element or issue.

Assignment Criteria:

Length: 2000-2800 not including Works Cited Page (about 5-7 pages)


  • At least 4 credible sources
  • Books, scholarly articles, online magazines or newspapers, or interviews


  • 12 point, Times New Roman font, double-spaced
  • MLA header and other guidelines
  • Include in-text citations and a Works Cited Page

       (See the MLA tab in this LibGuide)


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