Last updated January 6, 2015
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So here’s the general genario: you take English 101 or “Freshman English”, or whatever your high school kid calls you the next task you the next task:
” Next friday, I’d like you to write a 1,000-word essay on one of the pools we study. MLA format. Use at least three secondary sources, one of which must be a print book. “.
“Well, shit,” you think. -How do I do that? 1,000 words! It’s four double-run pages. And I hate the MLA format. Too many stupid rules. And I have to use the book! Who else reads these words? “.
We all had parents like this, and especially if you’re in.
Today, I hope to make some of your confidence and animety. I cannot give you the exact formula of the idea document, but during this post and its upcoming follow-up, I am going to go through the process that I used to get.
As an example, I use an English language document, as in this section I have the most experience, but with some adaptation you could apply this method to most of the other humanitarian essays you will have to write ..
Before I can explain this closing, we need to select text to work with (“text”-the term English major references.
For our purses, I’m going to use it.
Here’s the text of the poem:
The first step to writing a poem is obviously reading it-but not just as you would have read a news article article or post from one of your forite blogs …
Of course, this understanding is the ultimate goal. To begin with, it is useful read the poem and try to understand what the author describes. Once the surface is flushing down, you can go back and look for deeper …
Let ‘ s do this with the verses above. I’ll make some general observations, and then I’ll build. If I had done this for the present, I would do it.
I will number the lines for convention, something that you need to do in any case, when you write a formal essay since not have not have page numbers ..
I know it sounds like a lot of work, but when I’m actually over this process, it takes 15 to 20 minutes, and the notes I do are messaging and not so detailed. Still, you get the idea …
I want you to note that I have asked many questions that will be used in the study and writing phase, because the essay in its most basic form is part of the letter asking questions and answers to this topic. If you have questions at the beginning of your reading, then coming with a specific paper subject and path is much simpler ..
Also, note that I took note of the words I did not know. If you are not even sure about the meeting of this word, especially when reading a poem, you emit it or you mark it in some way, and then look at it and write a definition shop on the same page as the poem, so that you can refer to it later (it is also just a good way to expand your dictionary, an important part.
Now that you’ve read a poem a couple of times, you have to think of something.
It doesn’t have to be jersed or elorously, and it’s likely to change as you write the paper, but having something to work on, you’ll keep you in trouble and become a a Ko-Fished zombie, tumble through the library in 3am, searching for the last sources, just to fall on a pile of books …
The best way to create this “working thesis”, as we call it, is to look back on your notes, choose something that stands out for you, and then write 1-2 proposals that describe this topic. I will explain this in more detail in the next publication.
Looking at the poem and my notes, I focus on the most prevalent image of the poem: coming “Hope” with “feathers”/“bird”.
The essay will attempt to answer.
Now that we have a common thesis for work, let ‘ s move on to the research stage ..
Many people have the wrong way of thinking when it comes to research. They’re looking at research as a way to find the sources to fullfill the requirement, not the chance to discover new or interpret angles in your theme …
If nothing else, the research is doing the writing process.
-Well, you can say, but how do I do that? How do we find these amazing, usful sources? “.
Well, you can start where you’re probably spending most of your time:
Since the professor has asked for one source to print in our theoretical invitation, the database of your school library will be the best place to start the search. For the College of Worcester, where I attend school, I will go to the home page of my school website, click the name of the Library, and then enter the appropriate search terms in the box ..
This may be different for your school, but I am sure that your librarian will be happy to help you if you are not sure how to access this page ..
I will begin by gathering the general term associated with the studies. Let ‘ s try “hope is a business with feathers.”
As you can see, this returns several results, many of which are not related to our topic ..
Using the options in the left sidebar, I can refresh the search for bit …
Let ‘ s change the content type to “Book” (as the professor wanted) and “The College of WoosLibrary Library” (since this theoretical document should be presented in a week, I do not have time to order a book from another library) ..
I will also clarriify the terms “American Poetry” and “Criticism and Interpretation” and replace terms in quotation marks to get rid of the results that do not include the exact phrase that I am interested in.
With these revisions, I find a book that looks promising. It’s called.
The next step, of course, is getting the book from the library so you can study it. Depending on your library, you can check out a book and hold it for you in your desktop. You can just go to the library and help you find it …
If you are more of a DIY type, as I am, there is another way to simplify the search for the book ..
See where it says “Send via Text Message” on the page of the book? If I click on this button and enter my phone number, I can have a call number for the book that is passed to me, making it much easier. It still requires a bit of hunting (which I adore, enjoy), but it is much easier than wandering around the library at random …
Since I’m not at school, as I write it, I can’t take this book and get real examples out of it, but I hope you get that idea. Don’t drink, I’ll still show you how to quote and quote a book of print using the MLA format at the next …
In the meantime, let ‘ s find the other two sources your professor asked for. Although they should not be the source of the press, I would not recommend just just “Hope is a thing with pens from scientific sources”, since you are going to get access information.
Rather, I use the library of your school to find additional sources. Searching the school, I found an article in a magazine called.
On this brais, I assume that all three of these sources are relevant and used for our project, albeit with the actual paper you would like to go through and make sure that they work …
Also, at this point, it is used to note the relevant citizenship information for each source ..
If you are using a book, note the exact title, year of publication, and the publishing city for your sources. If you are using an analysis with editors or editors, record their names or names.
If you are using any of the Internet sources, pay attention to the author, the title of the article, the name of the site, the date of access, and the date of the last update of the page (if available) ..
If you are using journal articles, note the journal name, volume number and release number, and the year of publication ..
I’ll explain in the next post to use this information to create a bibliography or page link, so don’t cry if you’re confused at this point …
Congratulations! You should now have the basic idea of how to come up with a paper topic and find the sources to support it ..
After you’ve done it, let ‘ s move on to Part 2.
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