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Welcome ENL 111! to your "not-so-scary" library research guide. Use this guide to help you with your essay assignments throughout the semester.


To view virtual lessons associated with this guide, scroll to the bottom of this home page OR visit your Vetock Library Video Channelfrankenstein-in-the-library

  • You may need to log in with your PCT username/password for access
  • Helpful tip: Play the video on one device while you follow along on the guide on another device. 

Essay #3: Frankenstein Analysis

The Assignment

Essay #3 allows you to explore Mary Shelley's Frankenstein in a deeper analysis

  • Example topics could include: aspects of Frankenstein, science-based approaches, character analysis, literary perspective analysis(feminist, race, etc.), or any other cultural approach
  • You'll provide a focus or a thesis on this topic

Library Goals

Research doesn't have to be scary if you follow these steps:

  • Define your topic
  • Explore and find early research library resources in books and articles
  • Cite at least 2 resources

Start: Defining Your Topic

 

Essay #4: Researched Argument

The Assignment

Essay #4 allows you to research your topic from Essay #3 further

  • Example topics could include: aspects of Frankenstein, ethics in medicine, a topic related to your major, aspects of religion & science...it's up to you!
  • Develop effective researched arguments about science or technology
  • Decide your position on an issue

Library Goals

Research doesn't have to be scary if you follow these steps:

  • Make a clear focus or thesis about your argument (this is a working progress as you research!)
  • Explore and find early research library resources in books and articles
  • Cite at least 4 resources

Start: Finding Books & Videos OR Articles

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