This course is a continuation of English 1. Students will use advanced research skills to write papers from across the curriculum. Research papers will be informative and persuasive in nature and will be based on topics from academic disciplines (social sciences, literature and the humanities, or science and mathematics). Students will conduct research using primary and secondary library resources, surveys and questionnaires, observation, and interviews and will use the MLA format and one other format (APA, Chicago) to document their sources. Students will be asked to prepare 25-35 pages of polished writing.