The Things They Carried
For the research paper, you`ll place your own observations within the context of other scholarship. In short, you will enter into an academic conversation with others who are interested in your topic, thereby participating in the construction of knowledge. To enter this conversation, you need to follow this process: Select a topic developed from the essays you wrote in ""The Things They Carried" " Determine which resources address your topic of study. Gather those sources in a way that allows you to hear the various "threads of conversation" taking place within your topic. You will create an annotated bibliography that includes ten sources, five of which are annotated, and a paragraph describing how you will use the sources in your paper. Your final paper will incorporate at least "six" outside sources from specialized resources. From these six sources, you need to have at least one book, either from the library or bookstore, or an ebook from Netlibrary. You must also have at least three GALILEO sources. The remaining sources may be public Internet sites; however, they must be valid and scholarly. Wikis, blogs, discussion boards, or sources in the style of Cliffs Notes will NOT count, although you can certainly use them to generate ideas. Refine your topic. Write the research paper (1500-2000 words) as a response to that conversation. Your primary audience is your class and instructor, and your secondary audience is the scholars who may be interested in your contributions to the literary body of knowledge. Does the process seem overwhelming? Don`t worry-your instructor and your peers will guide you through each step of the way. As a matter of fact, for this particular part of the course, you will provide the texts and writings for the class. As we work step-by-step, you will be able to see your topic and the research process unfold before your eyes. Research Writing When you are writing a research essay, it is impossible to separate the generation of ideas, brainstorming, outlining, and drafting from the research process. They must be completed simultaneously, so therefore, your prewriting are researching assignments must be completed simultaneously. To begin, spend some time looking over your essays and discussion posts from Units Two and Three. Select a short story or poem that we`ve studied that appealed to you (sometimes the literature you did not like the most makes the best topic!), and brainstorm some of the various subtopics. Use the "Heuristic for Research" to help. Keep the essay requirements in mind as you brainstorm. You need to choose a topic that can be discussed in the specified essay length, using the specified types of sources, and written in a scholarly, academic tone. This essay is NOT based on personal experience; you will not use first person. You do need to tie the literature into the essay in some way, either as the focus of the essay or as an introduction and conclusion to the topic. Next, research those subtopics in GALILEO and online. Don`t forget NetLibrary for ebooks. See what information you find, and see how that information furthers your understanding of the subtopic. If you can`t find adequate information, consider adapting your topic. Remember, however, that you are NOT going to find one or two sources that give you all the answers; you`re using the sources to help you find your own answers and draw your own conclusions. Although your topic and research may change a good deal over the course of the final weeks, it is important to complete these assignments early and to the best of your ability. Taking the time now to ensure that you have an appropriate, effective topic and ample resources will save you much time later!
Name:Instructor`s name:Course:Date:The Things They CarriedIntroductionWhen speaking of western history in terms of existence of the human species, the events carried in the acts of war remain totemic in nature spanning through the entire landscape. There are physical as well as mental borders. These have a definition in terms of execution threats as well as an aura heavily hanging over the last century. The 20th Century has been identified as being the bloodiest in terms of the entire human existence (O`Brien 1990).This period is termed as being by example efficient in mechanized destruction of human life. This can be seen by the holocaust.The Things They Carried, written by Tim O`Brien does the reader striking relationship of what standing at The Wall really means. It exudes how the individual standing in front of the wall feels like. As much as the author terms the work as fictitious, it is the closest any other book has come to summing up what the men who fought in Vietnam went through as well as how the entire war set up was like.Here, the author presents a collection of short fiction that eventually takes to the core of daily events the infantryman goes through. They completely manage to win over the heart and mind of the reader.When it comes to the title story, it is able to list in detail everything that any foot soldier was able to carry in the Southeast of Asia. The story brings out the military words used as well as some of the less professional terms that formed part of the vocabulary. With the possessions of the soldiers, the reader is able to learn the entire personalities of the men as well as how similar they are with the rest of the human race.Here, what the men carry in their backs swell until when the reader is able to recognize that not all these things form the true burden. Here, the burdens of having to care for one another as solders bring out the real reason for their care, as well as trust.The BookObrien managed to have his stories woven in a tight manner that he is competent to get the reader off guard. The reader becomes deeply involved in the actions of the soldiers as well as the curiosity to understand what their lives provide (O`Brien 1990).Even if, the men involved in the Alpha Company are fictional, they have some real aspects that readers almost believe them as they do the people they sit next to at work. To begin with, â€œHow to Tell a True War Story,â€ the author is able to expound the idea as well as how at times a lie can come closer to reality than evidences can be.The ability for people to believe the thought of soldiers in the field is incredible. The author revisits the timeworn theater of war, dragging along his young daughter; the young girl`s voice is as spot-on as those men whom he depicts. For one to be able to decipher people sent to Vietnam, the book provides the best chance to enjoy the vividness and nature of the war.The aim of the author was never to bring out scenes of combat as well th...