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1 A Big 6 Approach to the Literary Analysis Examining Shakespeare’s Othello

2 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?!?!

3 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.

4 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.

5 What are some examples of primary sources?  Artifacts  Photographs  Works of art or literature (novels, plays, etc.)  Newspaper articles  Speeches

6 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.

7 What are some examples of secondary sources?  Textbooks  Biographies  Literary criticism  Encyclopedias  Journal articles

8 Where will I look for the information I need?  Student Resources in Context  Chicago Public Library: Literary Reference Center  SOAR Manley Library Catalog  …

9 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  …

10 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

11 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.

12 Sources  University of Maryland Guide to Information Resources.  Manley Library Website: Literary Analysis


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