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Persuasive Library Exercise

M. Dziadul

Mrs. Marcella Lesher

Technical Writing – Groups 4, 5, 6

Wednesday, 25 June 2014


Open your email program and start a new email message. There are several parts to this exercise.

Part 1. Type the following information in the body of the email message:

  • Your Name
  • Your PREP Group Number
  • Today's Date

Part 2. Choose / Use your Persuasive Essay Prompt

1. Which PERSUASIVE ESSAY PROMPT did you choose from the list?

2. What are some areas of CONTENTION or ARGUMENT? 

Part 3. Exploring Periodical articles and other resources about your PERSUASIVE TOPIC

  • Check the Full Text box under Limit Your Results
  • Click on Search.

1. What search words did you type?

Look through several articles. Be sure to read abstracts or article summaries (hover over the magnifying glass icon), rather than simply looking at the article title.

  • Select a  article
  • Click on the article title to bring up the article record
  • Click on the 5th icon on the right navigation column (it has a golden sheet and reads "Cite")

2. Copy the APA citation and paste it in the email message.

3. Scroll down the "Citation Format" list and copy the MLA citation and paste it in the email message.

4. Close the citation window. On the left side of the article record, click on the "HTML Full Text," "PDF Full Text," or "Linked Full Text" icon. Skim through the complete article.  (If you have difficulty finding the entire article, choose another article.)

 List one new item of information or advice you learned from this article.


Part 4. In your message, type your first and last name and "Library Exercise" in the subject line and send this message to


HIGHLY SUGGESTED If you have time, search and explore another database listed under the Articles tab.

(Note: If you are off-campus, you can access this and other databases through the  San Antonio Public Library web site.)


1.School Uniforms

2.Locker Searches/Back pack Searches

3.Too Much Homework



6.New Highway Exit Near a School

7.Computers in the Classroom

8.Bilingual Education

9.Grade Scale Change

10.  Online Schools.



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