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ENG201: Semester-Long Project

Unit 1: Discipline Narrative:
The purpose of this assignment is to get you thinking about your major, along with the conversations that are taking place in the field that interest you as a researcher. 

  • Where do these discipline conversations take place?
  • In trade publications or magazines
  • newsletters from professional organizations
  • at conferences sponsored by professional organizations
  • on blogs
  • on Twitter, or in Facebook Groups, etc.
  • and in scholarly journals published in the discipline.
  • Search to locate professional association & organization websites (use the tab above)
    • Review websites to see if the organization has bloggers, or is active on social media - those are places where news and updates in the field may be found


Unit 2: Literature Review:
Literature Reviews require writers to explore the existing scholarship that has been completed relative to their research question or topic. The review should summarize, evaluate, and synthesize existing scholarship related to your research question.

  • Where is this existing scholarship?
  • Published in academic, scholarly, peer-reviewed journals (use the tab avove)
  • Published in books and e-books (use the tab above)
  • Presented at professional conferences 
    • Use the professional association or organization websites you found for your Literacy Narrative - check to see if conference papers or proceedings are made available or published by the organization


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