HW: Work with your Essay 2 group to choose a word or phrase to focus your research on. (You can change your mind later if you’re not pleased with your research results.) Working individually: search for, find, and print a text dealing with your word/phrase that you want to read. Bring this in next class. In Packet 2, read “Intro to Summary Writing” and “MLA Citation Quick Guide.” Reminder: a revised Essay 1 is due at the Midterm exam next Wed.
Prompt for Mon: In the text you’ve found for Essay 2, find five sentences that show interesting or important points the author is making. Write out these sentences exactly as the author has written them. At the beginning of each quote, introduce it using the title, the author’s name, and a signal verb. At the end of each quotation, include an MLA-formatted in-text citation. An example for you to follow is below: the introduction and MLA citation are color-coded.
In “The Viral Virus,” Lauren Duca points out that “Identity-bait listicles invite readers to indulge a kind of cyberchondria for attention, a like-driven version of Munchausen syndrome” (Duca 95).