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.
Watch library recording (it will remain available until the end of the semester). You will choose three writers and indicate which is your first choice, second choice… You will have until Monday, September 19th @11:59 p.m. to identify your writer and literary work.
Works Consulted (a list of sources in MLA format/alphabetical order that you may be able to use for your research). Due Saturday, October 1 @11:59 p.m.
Revised Works Consulted due Saturday, October 15th @11:59 p.m.
Three annotations due Saturday, October 22nd @11:59 p.m.
Annotated Bibliography( rough draft) due Saturday, November 5th @11:59 p.m.
Final Draft Annotated Bib due Saturday, November 19th @11:59 p.m.
Rough draft for research paper literary analysis due Wednesday, November 30th @11:59 p.m.
Research Presentation due Sunday, December 3rd @ 11:59 p.m.
Research Paper final draft due Wednesday, December 14th @ 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.