Suzanne Roybal's guide to citation styles.
Not to be confused with a book review, a literature review surveys scholarly articles, books and other sources (e.g. dissertations, conference proceedings) relevant to a particular issue, area of research, or theory, providing a description, summary, and critical evaluation of each work. The purpose is to offer an overview of significant literature published on a topic.
An annotated bibliography is a list of resources, each of which is explained, described, and/or evaluated by in a brief summary. The university-sponsored sites below provide helpful examples.
The expository essay is a genre of essay that requires the student to investigate an idea, evaluate evidence, expound on the idea, and set forth an argument concerning that idea in a clear and concise manner. This can be accomplished through comparison and contrast, definition, example, the analysis of cause and effect, etc.
The formative and summative essays required in HUM 5000 involve an added autobiographical dimension challenging the student to relate the larger issue under investigation to one's personal intellectual and ethical journey.
These guidelines from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Writing Center provide an excellent overview of citing both direct quotations and your paraphrases of the work of other authors.
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