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Tips & Tricks
What are Secondary Sources? Journal articles & chapters etc... written about a work of literature and offering a critical view of that work are called literary criticism.
What are Primary Sources? Original works of literature and uninterpreted information about an event or period of time.
It can't be cited in academic essays (avoid sites where authors aren't accountable for contributions).
Evaluate! Evaluate! Evaluate!
Be critical about everything you read
Don't use an author's work or ideas without referencing them (yes, even if it's not directly quoted & you've changed the words)
Books of Interest
Ever wonder what Aristotle might say about the life Sheldon Cooper leads? Why Thomas Hobbes would applaud the roommate agreement? Who Immanuel Kant would treat with "haughty derision" for weaving "un-unravelable webs?" And—most importantly—whether Wil Wheaton is truly evil? Of course you have. Bazinga!