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ENG101: College Writing (Torregrossa)


Welcome to the ENG101 College Writing Research Guide.  This guide will help you to identify resources that will help you with your research paper.

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This guide offers assistance in locating high quality materials from the BCC libraries and the web for all your ENG 101 writing assignments. You'll find ideas for choosing and narrowing a research topic plus handy tips and how -to's for evaluating and citing sources.

Definition of Monsters from Credo Reference [Word Origins]: 

Monster originated as a word for a ‘divine omen or warning’. It goes back via Old French monstre to Latin mōnstrum, a derivative of the verb monēre ‘warn’. From its original sense ‘warning of misfortune, evil omen’, mōnstrum was transferred to the sort of thing that could function as such an omen - a ‘prodigy’, or a ‘misshapen or horrifying creature’ - whence the meaning of English monster. The word's connotations of ‘largeness’ seem to be rather more recent, first emerging in English in the 16th century.

Other English derivatives of mōnstrum, some of them reflecting a later sense of monēre, ‘show, inform’, rather than the original ‘warn’, include demonstrate [16], monstrance [16], muster [13] (which originally meant ‘display’), and remonstrate [16]. And from monēre itself come admonish, monitor [16], monument [13], premonition [16], and summon [13].