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Write a well-organized, coherent 1000-word essay on the following topic. The essay should include specific examples from your selections. Your opening paragraph should make clear what you plan to discuss, and your body paragraphs should develop the ideas that you set out in the introduction. You should end with a conclusion that ties the essay together.
Choose two writers from the course and compare/contrast their ideas. Focus on the connections between the two writers selected. Do the essays share any similar themes? Do the writers present different views?Incorporate two secondary sources into your paper, according to the instructions on the Research Paper handout posted on D2L.
Features of your paper:
Conducting Research for an English Essay
Primary source: a literary text about which you are writing. The work of literature that is the subject of your interpretation and analysis.
Secondary source: a research source. A critical, scholarly work that is about your primary text or some aspect of your topic.
What is an appropriate secondary source? One that is…
Secondary sources to avoid:
Sources to seek out:
Locating sources and getting additional help
What kinds of quotations from secondary sources should you look for and use to strengthen your argument?
In general, use quotations from secondary sources to increase your credibility(ethos) by showing that you have consulted scholarship on your texts and topics. Quotations from secondary sources can also lend rigour and precision to your argument.
Using your Secondary Sources Effectively
Graff and Birkenstein’s templates for introducing quotations:
Graff and Birkenstein’s templates for explaining quotations:
Graff and Birkenstein’s templates for responding to quotations:
Graff and Birkenstein suggest Three Ways to Respond: 1) Agree, 2) Agree and disagree simultaneously, 3) Disagree – with reasons.
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