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ENG 485 Native American/Indigenous Literature: Home

Capstone Writing Project

Assignment Summary:

  • Topic Proposal/Research Question: 1-2 pages identifying topic, working thesis, guiding questions, anticipated problems
  • Annotated bibliography: at least four secondary sources in MLA Style
  • Essay: 15-page literary analysis
  • Research Presentation

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Close Reading

3 Phases of Close Reading

Phase 1

What does the text say?

Phase 2

How the text says it?

Phase 3

What does the text mean?

Read for:

  • General understanding
  • Key Details
  • Central idea/theme

Read for: 

  • Word choice
  • Text structure, syntax
  • Point of view/
    perspective

Read for:

  • Interpretation
  • Integration of knowledge and ideas

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