Thesis Statement and Working Bibliography
First, in bold, write your thesis statement for your researched essay. Please reference the following link for some handy tips on improving your thesis statement:
University of Illinois’ Center for Writing Studies – http://www.cws.illinois.edu/workshop/writers/tips/thesis/
Thesis Statements and Topic Sentences – http://public.wsu.edu/~campbelld/topic.htm
The UNC Writing Center: Thesis Statements – http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/thesis-statements/
Next, list at least three academic sources that you plan to use for your researched essay. Compose them as though they are entries in a Works Cited page. Make certain that they are listed in alphabetical order and use correct MLA format. Below is an example of a working bibliography:
Goldman, Marlene. “Penning in the Bodies: The Construction of Gendered Subjects In Alice Munro’s Boys and Girls.” Studies in Canadian Literature / Études en littérature canadienne [Online], 15.1 (1990): n. pg. Web. 23 Nov. 2013.
Prabhakar, M., and K. Venkat Satish. “Alice Munro’s Stories and Feminism.” Cyber Literature. 4.1 (2011): 57-61. Web. 23 Nov. 2013.
You can go to the Purdue OWL to find a more detailed discussion of creating a bibliography for research.
Before continuing on your research project, read over the other bibliographies and reply to at least 2 other students’ posts. Comment on the format (MLA, using the Purdue OWL as your guide) and see if you recognize any errors. Also, pay attention to any emerging trends or themes in the article titles and take note of any topics or titles that interest you. You might find some sources useful for your own research!
NOTE: Be sure to check the course calendar frequently while you are working in this research unit.
Respond to at least 2 other students’ posts, commenting on their topics, research, and working thesis statements. Your initial post and peer responses should be substantive.For more information on Reader’s Response to Andre’s Mother read this :https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andre%27s_Mother