Literary Criticism – Annotated Bibliography.m4v

Literary Criticism – Annotated Bibliography.m4v


Welcome to our second video installment on how to successfully write literary
criticism hopefully at this point you’ve had some success in framing the paper exactly what you’re
going to be writing about over the course of the semester beginning your initial research to find
out what made each these authors tick and what made them noteworthy
and began to get a grasp on what types of reference articles you
plan on using for creating your final paper now the next step is creating your annotated bibliography now want to
explain the difference between a bibliography and works cited page a bibliography
includes sources that you have used or are in the process of using to come up with and write a paper aworks
cited page includes only those sources that you
directly site in the paper when you submit your final
draft at very into the process so there’s a slight difference between
those in other words everything annotated bibliography should become part of the work cited
page if you cite all of those sources when you actually write paper but just
because you used a source in your research does not mean you can include it
in your final six sources on your work cited page unless you actually
cite that source as a part of the MLA parenthetical
documentation process so let’s talk a little bit about this
annotated bibliography your first step is to hone down your
number resources to six to 10 different scholarly sources that provide
you a diversity of perspectives on a diversity of different elements and
aspects of each of these authors one of the big traps you might fall into is trying to use six or five sources that are virtually identical in their
content and analysis on the subject matter the author
remember to write good research paper an effective balance in
diverse research paper you want to bring diverse opinions about diverse elements
each of these authors remember one of those six minimum sources
has to be your dictionary of literary biography
also remember this top set of sources that you’re using for
your annotated bibliography cannot include a website but you
can use electronic databases it cannot include
reference books but it can include reference books which
are specialized to the world of theatre or specifically to the author when
you’re writing about so now let’s talk specifically about
this annotation a annotated bibliography well bibliography obviously is a list your
sources and annotation is a 1 paragraph
description of the content of that source and how
you intend to use it as a party research as you’re
constructing your rough draft in your final paper so this annotation is a detailed
one-paragraph explanation now it does a couple of
things one it makes you think early in the process
about how you intend to use these different authors and number two it really forces you as a
student to make sure that you’re reading the source and you’re not just pulling sources of
the the web are not pulling off the stacks at the library and not really carefully
studying the material that is in there so hopefully the process of creating an
annotation for this bibliography is going to make you think early about
the content and truly make you dig into the material now here’s a litmus test for a good
annotation and how detailed it should be and if
you’re on the right track after you’ve created your one-paragraph
annotation your one paragraph description if you could go back and replace the the
name of your author Henrik Ibsen Bertold Brecht Moliere with
another one of the authors and the paragraph still make sense you
probably being much to general well you certainly being
much to general in the content on the annotation
remember you’re gonna deal with specific themes and specific theories and innovation each
these authors constructed wrote embodied in their work
now if you’re using an if using
the microfiche and microfilm make sure you note that for me up bonus
points will be awarded to students to dig into those unorthodox research tools that students
often overlook and as far as the explicator goes and
remember that’s a reference book to help you and the reference book if you use an
explicator asap really a source to using for content so if you’re using an explicator
remember that should not be a part of the minimum of six sources that you’re
actually using for this paper but note it so you can be
you amply rewarded for making sure that you have the explicator as a part of the process
so again let’s summarize annotated bibliography a bibliography includes sources that we
use to help you write the paper a works cited page includes those
sources that you only site directly using parenthetical MLA
documentation when you complete and submit your final
draft an annotation is a detailed one-paragraph explanation the content up
the source and how you intend to use it as part of
your research paper litmus test remember if you can replace
your authors name with a different author and still make
sense it’s almost certainly to general in its construction and if you’re using an explicator
microfiche microfilm make sure you note it clearly you can be
are properly rewarded the next step will be constructing your
general and detailed outlines which is really laying the blueprint and
framework for the house that you’re ultimately going to build good luck with the process

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