- Calandra: Senior Project Assignment Sheet
- Shanahan: English 12 Core Senior Project
- Calandra: Sample Book Check
- Calandra: Senior Project Book List
- Calandra: Senior Project Books PowerPoint
- Calandra: Graphic Organizer
- Literary Criticism Theories Handout
- Sample Research Questions
- Writing a Literary Analysis
What is Literary Criticism?
Literary criticism is "evaluative or interpretive work written by professional interpreters of texts. It is 'criticism' not because it is negative or corrective, but rather because those who write criticism ask hard, analytical, crucial, or 'critical' questions about the works they read."
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Supplemental Text: Short Stories
How to find a short story to supplement your text:
1. Find the title of a short story. Click the "Gale Virtual Reference Library" link below:
- Type your keyword/buzz word/literary criticism lens in the "Search within this series" field in the right column.
- A list of appropriate titles will appear. Click on the title to learn more about this short story to determine if it is a good fit for your paper.
- Leave this tab open, or jot down the title and author of the short story you have selected. You will need to do a separate search for the text of your short story.
2. Find the text for the short story.
You can use the Destiny Library Catalog to find the short story in print form. Search for the title and click "keyword" or just hit the enter key. Do not click "title." After you find the book, you can make a photocopy of the story. Be sure to jot down the citation information or make a copy of the front and back of the title page.
You can also search for the short story online, then copy and paste the short story to a word document. Be sure to also copy the URL in case you need to find your short story again! Here are some websites/databases to try: