Writing About Literature Readings

A couple more words on writing.  Remember that by this Friday everyone should have responded with insight to at least three topic prospectus posts on the blog.  I encourage everyone to have an ongoing dialogue throughout the writing process.

On Friday, we’ll take a break from reading/discussion and begin our work on synthesizing ideas about the literature we’ve read so far.  I feel like many people in class are allowing ideas about the Old Testament to germinate and to sink in.

By Friday, please read the following links (all of them are short), which will help you develop writing skills.  You’re accountable for this knowledge, and it should help you immensely.

What makes a good literature essay?

Poetry:  Close Reading

Close Reading a Text and Avoiding Pitfalls

Avoiding plagiarism

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About Andrew Battista

Andrew Battista is Librarian for Geospatial Information Systems at New York University
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