Bloom's How to Write about F. Scott Fitzgerald (Bloom's How by Kim E Becnel

By Kim E Becnel

Identified for his paintings the good Gatsby, a searing feedback of yank society throughout the Twenties, F Scott Fitzgerald claimed the excellence of making what many readers and students deliberate to be the nice American novel. This quantity is designed to aid scholars boost their analytical writing abilities and important comprehension of this author.

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Common knowledge generally includes the birth and death dates of authors or other well-documented facts of their lives. An often-cited guideline is that if you can find the information in three sources, it is common knowledge. Despite this guideline, it is, admittedly, often difficult to know if the facts you uncover are common knowledge or not. When in doubt, document your source. Sample Essay Jodee Brown Ms. Sterling English 160 May 23, 2006 The “New Woman” in Fitzgerald’s “Bernice Bobs Her Hair” F.

Fitzgerald’s New Women: Harbingers of Change. Ann Arbor: UMI Research, 1988. Pelzer, Linda C. Student Companion to F. Scott Fitzgerald. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2000. Plagiarism Failure to document carefully and thoroughly can leave you open to charges of stealing the ideas of others, which is known as plagiarism, and this is a very serious matter. Remember that it is important to use quotation marks when you use language used by your source, even if you use just one or two words. For example, if you wrote, Being a flapper in Fitzgerald’s day can be equated with work in the female tradition, you would be guilty of plagiarism, since you used distinct language without acknowledging Fryer as the source.

Or you might begin with an introduction of the topic you will discuss. If you are writing about family and home in Fitzgerald’s “Babylon Revisited,” for instance, you might begin by talking about what is generally considered necessary for a good home and family in Western culture. Another common trap to avoid is depending on your title to introduce the author and the text you are writing about. Always include the work’s author and title in your opening paragraph. Compare the effectiveness of the following introductions: 1.

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