EN 1001 Lecture Notes - Academic Publishing, Academic Writing

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Published on 11 Oct 2012
School
York University
Department
English
Course
EN 1001
October 4
- Read Othello
- research secondary sources of Othello
- sometimes may have to actually visit the library because the
resources are not always online
- start your research early
- the answer for the essay is through what you think, so make sure
you have an opinion
- there are two types of sources: popular and academic. Popular
sources are not peer reviewed: newspaper for example. USE
ACADEMIC
- two types of academic publishing: books and academic journals
(periodicals)
- go to york e-resources or google scholar to search for the articles.
There are contemporary periodicals, which mean current. Better
to go for journals than books
- Academic writing: thoroughness, (so research more than you
need) accuracy and meticulousness, balance and fairness,
(explore topic from number of different perspectives so have a
voice, your job to make case as strong as possible but your job
also is to expose the weakest point of your argument) clarity in
complexity (express the complex idea and express it quickly,
express an obvious idea and look at it in a more sophisticated
way) and once you have all of this you get transparency of
sources (they should have credentials) (follow the bibliographies
of the critics if you find a REALLY GOOD source)
- Have a works consulted and a works cited
- research is the ability to find what you want, but promotion is the
ability to be found
October 11
- there’s help online and in person
- don’t pay for anything online, make sure that the library doesn’t
have it. Usually it will.
- Libraries existed before the internet so USE IT!
- libraries create an environment, a space. Brings people together.
- literature is on the 5th floor: PN- General Literature, PR- English Lit,
PS-American Lit (include Canadian)- though locations can vary
- York U Library Website: make sure your search is not too broad
(1000 hits) and not to limited (2 hits). You should have a range of
hits like 20-30 for example.
- Go to books when you have a general search (Othello relationship
to women). More specific: academic journals (Othello’s
Desdemona and{patriarchal or feminist}) Brackets make the
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Popular sources are not peer reviewed: newspaper for example. Academic two types of academic publishing: books and academic journals (periodicals) go to york e-resources or google scholar to search for the articles. Have a works consulted and a works cited research is the ability to find what you want, but promotion is the ability to be found. October 11 there"s help online and in person. Don"t pay for anything online, make sure that the library doesn"t have it. Libraries existed before the internet so use it! libraries create an environment, a space. Brings people together. literature is on the 5th floor: pn- general literature, pr- english lit, Ps-american lit (include canadian)- though locations can vary. York u library website: make sure your search is not too broad (1000 hits) and not to limited (2 hits). You should have a range of hits like 20-30 for example. Go to books when you have a general search (othello relationship to women).

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