Presentation on theme: "A Big 6 Approach to the Literary Analysis Examining Shakespeare’s Othello."— Presentation transcript:
A Big 6 Approach to the Literary Analysis Examining Shakespeare’s Othello
Step 1: Navigate to the Manley Library WebsiteManley Library Website Click on the Literary Analysis assignment Open up Step 1: What’s this Literary Analysis all about?!?!What’s this Literary Analysis all about?!?!
What is my task? You will use your analysis skills to write an essay on Shakespeare’s Othello. You may choose to respond to the open- ended essay questions or you may choose to focus on a particular theme, issue or character.
Primary vs. Secondary Sources Primary sources are original materials. They are from the time period involved and have not been filtered through interpretation or evaluation.
What are some examples of primary sources? Artifacts Photographs Works of art or literature (novels, plays, etc.) Newspaper articles Speeches
Primary vs. Secondary Sources Secondary sources …are interpretations and evaluations of primary sources. Secondary sources are not evidence, but rather commentary on and discussion of evidence.
What are some examples of secondary sources? Textbooks Biographies Literary criticism Encyclopedias Journal articles
Where will I look for the information I need? Student Resources in Context Chicago Public Library: Literary Reference Center SOAR Manley Library Catalog …
What strategies will I use to search for the information I need? Use advanced search Key words are the key!! Refine and re-do my search Record my citation in MLA format …
How will I use this information in my paper? You will need to keep a running list of important quotations and details to help you write your essay. You will also need to take notes as your read the play
What do I need to cite? Use MLA Citation format for your Works Cited page. Use proper MLA format for in-text citations. Your are required to use quotes from Othello and from your secondary source.
Sources University of Maryland Guide to Information Resources. http://www.lib.umd.edu/guideshttp://www.lib.umd.edu/guides Manley Library Website: Literary Analysis