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sources_overview - ENC 1102 Spring 2008 USING PRIMARY &...

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ENC 1102 Spring 2008 How your secondary source might relate to your essay: A secondary source might be about… 1. the author of your primary source—his/her textual works, not his/her bio. 2. your primary source 3. one of your primary source’s issues (poverty, food, money, etc.) 4. another secondary source How you might use your secondary sources: A secondary source is always used as a tool of interpretation of a primary source and of your respective ideas about it. More specifically, a secondary source can be used… 1. to set up a central term/phrase you wish to use in analyzing your primary source 2. to establish the universal context (the “conversation” your essay is joining) often, this universal context is of the progression of criticism about a specific text (like your primary source) or of a specific issue (like feminism) 3. as a measuring stick, positive or negative, used to… a. to invalidate itself b. to invalidate your primary source
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