• The Importance of Being Earnest
    The Importance of Being Earnest 
    Background Hunt
    English IV
    Spring 2019
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     E xplain your assignment.

    Check here for your assignment sheet.

    •  A nalyze possible sources to use.

      • Books

      Use Destiny to help you find a book .  destiny


      Web Sites:  
    • The Victorian Web

    • The Dictionary of Victorian London

    • Victorian Past

    • All Change in the Victorian Age


    • Search Apps

      The following search apps can be used to search literary information including book articles, newspapers, images, essays, etc.  If you are accessing these outside a school computer you will need the usernames and passwords.  Please stop by the circulation desk for a list of these.  For this project you may also find it helpful to have a free Harris County Public Library card.  With this card you may access their database list at the bottom.      

      Bloom's Literary Reference by Facts on File Bloom Lit  

      GALE Literature Criticism Online  LCO    

       Gale Artemis Literature artemis  

        Gale EBooks (select Literature)  Gale GVRL  
      • Short Stories for Students                             
      • Bowling, Beatniks, & Bell Bottoms Pop culture of 20th Century America           
      • Drama for Students                                     
      • Shakespeare for Students                            
      • American Decades Primary Sources             
      • Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism
    • Harris County Public Library Databases  ( You must have a Harris County Public Library card to access these databases. These are free!  Stop by the Atascocita or Kingwood Branch)  They have 20th Century Lit. Crit. database--the last one in the list.   

    • G o get your information. 

      • Notetaking organizers developed by you or your teacher can be very helpful.
      • Outlines can be created quickly and easily in a word processing program. Include your notes under the appropriate subtopics.
      • Library Source Forms can be useful because they show you what types of information you need for various sources, the correct MLA format, as well as an example.  

      L earn to paraphrase, summarize, quote and accurately cite all researched information.

      E stablish your notes and create a first draft and any other documentation your project requires.

    • Check to make sure your information is relevant as well as reliable.
      • Helpful documents from the English department:
      • Have you used books and online information from library databases?
      • Keep the purpose of your research and your audience in mind as you present your information.

      S ize it up!  
      • Did I evaluate the quality of my information?
        • Is it reliable and documented correctly?
      • Have I considered my audience?
        • Are my ideas presented in a logical progression?
        • Is my point of view clearly stated?
        • Did I use MLA format, parenthetical documentation, and include a Works Cited page?
      • Go for the A!