Recognize formatting rules for in-text citations and works cited citations
Practice formatting citations in provided examples and in in-progress papers
Description: This lesson will give students an overview of commonly incorporated MLA formatting and style requirements, and it will give them a chance to "workshop" or ask questions about MLA citations that they have used (or will use) in their course papers.
Use cases: This assignment works best for students in the humanities (primarily English or Writing classes) that have an in-progress paper assignment that requires MLA formatting and style usage.
30-minute recording of an MLA workshop, discussing common issues with MLA formatting, in-text citations, and works cited entries. Pause recording to complete the exercise in the video.
Researching for Poetry Analysis
Understand different strategies for writing about poetry (i.e. criticism and alternative resources)
Locate resources for writing about poetry
Description: This lesson will discuss different ways of searching for literary criticism, historical or cultural context, and biographical information about a poet or their work, and provide resources for finding these items.
Use cases: This assignment is for students who have to write a paper analyzing poetry and use sources to do so.
Understand how and when to use a book review for research
Locate book reviews for books published within the last 20 years
Locate book reviews for books published in the 19th and 20th century
Description: This lesson will explain what kind of research makes appropriate use of book reviews as sources, and it walk through the steps of locating book reviews for contemporary and historic primary sources.
Use Cases: This can be used for students completing an assignment where book reviews are used in upper-level undergraduate or graduate literature or history classes.