Presentation on theme: "BACKGROUND. What is ‘background information’? It’s reading up on the subject before you make too many decisions about how you’re going to approach your."— Presentation transcript:
What is ‘background information’? It’s reading up on the subject before you make too many decisions about how you’re going to approach your research. It introduces you to a topic before you dive in, pretending to be an expert.
You wouldn’t start to build a house without a floor plan, would you?
Surely, you wouldn’t cook a seven course meal without checking on the ingredients you need?
For both building a house and preparing an elaborate meal, planning is essential.
Why is background information important? 1.It helps you to focus on names, dates, events, organizations, terms, etc., associated with a topic. 2. It can help you to formulate/reformulate your topic 3. Background sources might include bibliographies that you can use to find additional sources for your project.
HOW TO WRITE A LITERATURE BACKGROUND? Avoid technical terms. Avoid abbreviations. Use simple sentences. Avoid common errors of punctuation and grammar.
HOW TO WRITE A LITERATURE BACKGROUND? Use the first person (I, we) rather than the passive voice. Link your ideas into a sensible sequence without repetitions or discontinuities. Get feedback on your article from colleagues.
EXAMPLES OF BACKGROUND
LORD OF THE FLIES The book indicates that it takes place in the midst of an unspecified nuclear war. Some of the marooned characters are ordinary students, while others arrive as a musical choir under an established leadernuclear war
Most appear never to have encountered one another before. The book portrays their descent into savagery; left to themselves in a paradisical country, far from modern civilisation, the well- educated children regress to a primitive state.
At an allegorical level, the central theme is the conflicting impulses toward civilization—live by rules, peacefully and in harmony—and towards the will to power.allegoricalwill to power
Themes include the tension between groupthink and individuality, between rational and emotional reactions, and between morality and immorality. How these play out, and how different people feel the influences of these, form a major subtext of Lord of the Flies.groupthink
OF MICE AND MEN
DO YOU KNOW WHERE AND WHEN THE TITANIC STARTED ITS TRIP?
HOW MANY PEOPLE DO YOU THINK TO DIE AFTER THIS TRAGIC ACCIDENT ?