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ENG102: Writing About Literature (Adamowicz)


Welcome to the Research Guide for ENG102 with Professor Adamowicz. This Guide provides library resources for your annotated bibliography and essay assignment. Click on the above tabs to find online reference books, ebooksjournal / magazine databases, database tutorials, and citation related resources. 

Literary Criticism

Book, Glasses, Watch, Knowledge

"...before writing becomes an instrument for informing the reader, it serves as a means of learning for the writer. An essay is a process of discovery as well as a record of what has been discovered.... More specifically, writing about a literary work encourages us to be better readers because it requires a close examination of the elements of a short story, poem, or play. Literary criticism enhance our readings of works by calling attention to elements that we have overlooked or vaguely sensed." 

Meyer, Michael. The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature, Bedford/St. Martins, 2012.