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College Writing II

Newspapers

Newspaper articles can be helpful in determining your interest in a potential topic. They usually contain:

  • Current information about international, state, and local events/activities.
  • Information of international, state, and local governments.
  • Obituaries of local residents.
  • Eyewitness accounts of events.
  • Editorials, commentaries, expert/popular opinions of news and events.
  • Coverage of breaking news.
  • Past issues (archives).
  • Snapshots/glimpse of time period.

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