The assignment is to revise one of your first two papers (either short story or poetry paper) into a research paper which develops your thesis and incorporates secondary material using MLA Citation.
Primary material: the actual story or poem under discussion.
Secondary material: what a scholar in a peer-reviewed article in a scholarly journal or a scholarly book has written about the primary material under discussion. What Secondary material is not: Wikipedia, Shmoop, Cliffnotes.com. I choose
Metaphor in “Daddy.”
You can do advanced searches using the search engine JStor to plug in the main concept from your paper and the name of primary material under discussion. The paper should be longer than the original paper. Develop your thesis by coming up with additional examples. You can also incorporate other stories or poems by the same author. Once again, DO NOT PLAGIARIZE. In a research you are encouraged to use the ideas of others but you must acknowledge this using quotations and MLA Citation. The difference between a plagiarist and a scholar is a footnote.To see how to cite journal articles in your Works Cited page.
Google MLA Citation Format.
Click MLA Formatting and Style Guide // Purdue Writing Lab.
Scroll down to MLA Works Cited Page: Periodicals
Scroll down to An Article in a Scholarly Journal.
The basic format for MLA citation in the from a journal article is as follows:
Author (s). “Title of Article.” Title of Journal, Volume, Issue, Year, pages.
Duvall, John N. “The (Super)Marketplace of Images: Television as Unmediated Mediation in Delillo’s White Noise.” Arizona Quarterly, vol. 50, no. 31, 1994, pp 127-53.
Here’s how use MLA citation in the body of your essay after entering the information on Foulkes in your Works Cited Sheet:
According to some, dreams express “profound aspects of personality” (Foulkes 184), though others disagree.
According to Foulkes’s study, dreams may express “profound aspects of personality” (184).
“Daddy” and biographical criticism.
For Jstor I like to add this 2 document