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Building upon the concepts covered in WR 121, WR 122 focuses on specific ways to develop argumentative essays in response to the challenges of complex contexts, which should include increasingly sophisticated competing arguments and issues, as well as an expansion of enthymeme-based arguments. Students practice further how to develop effective theses and compose essays in which they control the reasoning that supports their theses.
Research is an iterative process, meaning it's repetitive but you learn as you move forward and make changes. It's more cyclical than straightforward or linear. Use the guide navigation to learn about each of the steps of the process, and don't be afraid to jump around between steps.
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This short video from the UNC Writing Center will help you understand how to use your assignment to understand where to begin with a research project.
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