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LIT2000 - BC Online


You Can Do It!

Use this guide to learn how to research and cite sources for your course.

Unit 4 Overview of Criticism

You need five total sources, a summary of each source, and a one-page summary of the sources you've found. Be sure to discuss how the sources relate to each other and what they suggest about the novel you've chosen, its meaning, and its importance to literature. 

Remember that part of the requirement is to follow MLA guidelines.  You MUST quote, summarize and use in-text citations throughout the assignment.

The Novel: Final Paper Purpose (Due in Unit 8)

The purpose of this learning assessment is to help you assess your learning mastery based on making an argument about the meaning of Alice through the Looking Glass.

Final Paper Instructions

You need to use 3-5 sources from a library database and NOT including the novel.  You are permitted -- but not required -- to use the Overview of Criticism sources. Then, write a 6-10 page research paper which has a clear thesis and explicates the meaning of your novel.  This is NOT a report.  You are a literary scholar, and you are making an argument about the meaning of the novel or a part of the novel.  You do not need to choose a literary theory to use in the paper - no one is only one kind of theorist.  Instead, use the theories that most closely align with your own way of reading.

The submission must follow all MLA style guidelines, including formatting, in-text citations, and works cited entries.