I’m working on a English question and need guidance to help me study.
Contextual Research Essay Part I: Textual Analysis • Analyze significant quotes from your reading • Discuss main ideas/arguments within your text Now ask yourself: How might additional context impact your perception of your reading? What insight would you hope to gain from this new background information? Part II: Research Analysis Present your contextual research findings • How does the context you have gathered enhance the meaning of your text? • How does the context you have gathered complicate the meaning of your text? Part III: New Ideas/Free Association Now ask yourself: How could my analysis of this reading serve as a jumping-off point for new thoughts/ideas? • Address new topics/thoughts/questions about the author and his/her text inspired by your analysis thus far. • Discuss how these new thoughts complicate or enhance the meaning of your reading • How has your perspective on the text changed as result of your new associations with the author and his/her text? Part IV: Concluding Remarks Assess the intellectual value of outside context and free-association as it applies to a text MLA Format 4 Sources 5-6 Pages.
My reading that I chose is “The Dog Ate My Tablet, and Other Tales of Woe.