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ENG 32 (Cole) - U.S. Women's Literature

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English 32 Final Project

Research a U.S. woman writer:

1. Give a brief presentation on the final day of class (may work with a partner), and

2. Write a typed review of a book by this writer* (due date: the final day of class)

Research must include the following:

  • Biography
  • Historical/cultural context in which she wrote/writes
  • Overview of her work (time of published work and a description of her writing style/genre)
  • Critical reception to her work
  • Works Cited

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* Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL): Writing a Book Review

* The Writing Center at UNC-Chapel Hill: Book Reviews

Why the Library?

Unlike Google, or other free search engines, the library provides access to costly published materials such as books and articles. Published materials have gone through the expense and editing of the publishing process, which lends them higher credibility. The college library specializes in providing you with free and efficient access to the expensive scholarly information that you need to use for your course assignments.

Examples of resources:

  • Peer Reviewed Articles - find using periodical databases
  • Scholarly Articles - find using periodical databases
  • Books - find using the library catalog
  • Reference - Find using ereference databases and library catalog
  • Videos/educational DVDs - Find using video databases
  • Credible websites - Find using Google

Upcoming Events

Citing/Research Workshop (3/17 @ 4-5 pm)
Citing/Research Workshop (3/21 @ 1 - 2 pm)