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Step 1: Explanation of literary critique
Read Literary Criticism before you begin writing your paper
Step 2: Write your paper
In this paper you will
- synthesize secondary sources, literary criticisms or background materials, into a discussion of primary literary texts
- Support interpretations of literary texts with detailed analysis of the text itself
- Create and defend a thesis
- Identify themes in literature and explore them in written analysis
- Use secondary sources to support your ideas
- Demonstrate understanding of appropriate academic discourse and the conventions of literary analysis
Step 3: Paper characteristics
- Write 4-6 pages
- Develop critical thinking skills with literature
- Use MLA Style, 8th edition
- Include a minimum of three and a maximum of five logical fallacies in your examples and analysis.
- each logical fallacy examples needs a page of explanation
- Three outside academic sources, such as articles and chapters of books from the Literature Resource Center database and the Taft College library book collection, and the novella you are reading.
Library Resources: Databases and electronic books
The two databases below will have literary criticisms in article and book formats.
The eBooks offer chapters on Voltaire and Candide.
Literature Resource Center
Literature Resource Center offers up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.
JSTOR contains the full-text of more than 2,300 journals from 1,000 publishers, with publication dates ranging from 1665 to 2015 (for certain titles). Journals are available in more than 60 disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences and mathematics.