This guide has been developed to assist you in the research for your ENGL 1302 class. Below you will find a copy of the assignment and important dates to remember.
Getting Started- contains a helpful information about keyword searching and how to develop ideas for your paper.
The Literary Criticism Research tab above contains information about researching in the library subscription databases, which databases to use to conduct literary research and a quick video about using the TCC libraries to conduct literary research.
Under Evaluating and Citing Sources in MLA Style you will find information, websites and documents to help you format your work. You will also find information on avoiding plagiarism in your written work.
If you still need additional assistance, look under the Help! tab for the Library and Librarian contact info.
You will choose three writers and indicate
which is your first choice, second choice…
You will have until Sunday, September 20th
@11:59 p.m. to identify your writer and
Works Consulted ( a list of sources in MLA
format/alphabetical order that you may be
able to use for your research).
Revised Works Consulted
Three annotations due to Blackboard
Annotated Bibliography( rough draft) due to
Blackboard @11:59 p.m.
Final Draft Annotated Bib due @11:59 p.m.
Rough draft for research paper literary
analysis due ( will be peer reviewed).
Research Presentation due
Research Paper final draft due to
Blackboard@ 11:59 p.m.
Your assignment is to identify a writer and literary work, prepare an annotated
bibliography, write a three page literary analysis paper, and create a visual presentation
( short film, prezzi, video…) that demonstrates your knowledge of the argument presented
in your paper. This has the potential to be an exciting project and can also be fun as you will
learn research techniques, MLA formatting, and compiling images to create a narrative of your
research. The assignment will be done in stages. This week will be spent identifying a writer
and literary work, learning what resources are available to you in the library and gathering
preliminary sources. The library will actually be virtual. Ms. April Martinez will guide us
through this part of the assignment. She will record the virtual meeting to help you navigate the
process. It will be available on both the library page and our class page for reference.