Researching the Right Way
What do you need?
- A pop culture text (e.g., advertisement, lyrics, internet meme)
- A minimum of FIVE scholarly sources
- MLA citation style
With those basics in mind, the pages on this course guide are to help you find the best resources quickly with a minimum of agony.
Strategize what you need to find and what words to use.
Your prompt mentions the concept of heroes and villans as the central theme. These are identities that we assign to individuals or groups and are frequently shaped by membership in a larger group (culture or subculture). These categories also frequently employ stereotypes (think 'first impressions').
Beyond the words used in your prompt, what are additional terms to narrow your topic and use in your searches? Here are some categories to start your thinking:
- Group/social circle/profession
These terms will help decide which resources will be the best for you to explore. Keep in mind your results can reveal new information that will reshape your argument. That is to be expected in research and provides interest to your process and writing.
Last Update: July 09, 2015 15:53