Writing a paper for a literature class involves a combination of your own analysis of the text, supplemented by outside "literary criticism" by other scholars. The most important part is your own analysis: What do YOU think? How do you see your ideas supported in the text?
Have a Question or Need Some Help? Contact a Librarian!
There are multiple ways to contact a librarian for help with your research! You can:
3 Minute Free-Write: Think about why you chose your topic and why it's important or interesting to you. Free-write for 3 minutes without judgement or editing
30 Minute Free-Read: Give yourself 30 minutes to research & read about your topic with no agenda. See where your reading leads you.
After this 33 minute process, reflect on what aspects of your topic seem most interesting and important. Once you have a few ideas, do some more research to make sure you can find enough information to write your paper.