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1302-057: Recent media studies research argues that superheroes in comic book movies demonstrate that heroes are often motivated by justice.
1302-060: According to action cinematic research, modern protagonists in quest narratives have trended towards retrieving people rather than objects using a different set of skills.
RaiderWriter: BA2: Synthesis; Reading #4 (St. Martin’s Handbook: Chapters 10-12 “Preparing for a Research Project,” “Conducting Research,” “Evaluating Sources and Taking Notes”; Chapter 19 “Academic Work in Any Discipline” pp. 190-231, 292-299; First-Year Writing: Ch. 5 pp. 101-116)
Information and Research Skills Library Assignment (PDF Handout): PickYourTopicLibraryAssignment (Bring to class in hard copy)
Blackboard Discussion Post: Write annotated bibliographic entries for each of the sources you found last week for your research topic (should be at least 2). Each annotation should include a MLA bibliographic citation and then a paragraph that evaluates the relevance, accuracy and quality of the source and includes a brief summary of key points of the source’s content. See Ch. 32d of the St. Martin’s Handbook for correctly formatted MLA citations. (As noted in class, I highly recommend looking at the prompt for BA3 as you prepare these annotations.)
Here are some additional sources of information on how to craft a literature review:
UNC Writing Center: The Literature Review (a comprehensive guide)
W&L U: Information Fluency
UW-Madison: Review of Literature
I would also encourage you to look at Section 12e of the Bedford St. Martin’s e-Handbook for additional guidance on synthesizing sources.