Thursday, January 16, 2014

Reference Research

Over the weekend, you'll be researching a pop culture reference from the article you've chosen to read for your Close Reading Essay. You'll be using the library for your research as discussed in class Thursday--remember that you need to "activate" your ID at the front desk before you can access online articles at home. This is practice in the kind of research you'll be doing for later essays. DO NOT use Wikipedia to gather your information!

You'll also be blogging about what you've found so far. Your post should include background information to the source, a summary or description of it, an explanation of how it relates to the author’s point, as well as the Works Cited entry of the source(s) you're using. This will be due Jan. 20th by 9am.

Lastly, an XKCD comic strip explaining where citations on Wikipedia come from:


Also, be sure to remember to read Stave IV of A Christmas Carol for Tuesday!

Questions? Quibbles? Controversies?

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