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ENC 1102: Writing About Texts: Banks

This guide supports ENC 1102 which focuses on studying non-fiction writing in its many forms. This guide will help students in evaluating texts and writing analytically about them.


Welcome to the class guide for Professor Banks's ENC 1102 class.

Paper Topics

  1. Can excessive video game playing lead to health concerns?
  2. Is getting a college degree a smart investment?
  3. Are genetically modified (GMOs) crops a good idea?
  4. Should college athletes get paid?
  5. Should childhood vaccines be mandatory?
  6. Is childhood obesity a health problem?
  7. Should big game hunting be illegal?
  8. Do US police departments use appropriate force when dealing with the public?
  9. Should alternative medicine be considered a viable option to traditional medical treatment?

Library Instruction Videos


This helpful video and many others are available here:



  • A summary or abstract is not the article and therefore cannot be quoted.
  • Emailing an article to yourself takes only seconds!
  • If you change your search by just one letter, you will get different results.