Secondary source project

Submitted by John E. Drabinski on Sunday, 4/22/2012, at 12:05 PM

The secondary source project is straightforward: read your assigned article, pick out 2-4 terms discussed in the article, summarize what the author says about those themes, and either add the summary for each term to an existing glossary entry OR create a new glossary entry if one does not already exist. The aim of the project is to supplement the glossary with an account of important secondary sources.

As well, the project is intended to get you to work with new materials. This means you might not understand all of the article (that's okay!) and it will probably discuss stuff you haven't read (also okay!). Work through it and extract 2-4 themes, summarize them in a way that is helpful to you and classmates, and add to the glossary.

Lastly, and before you summarize and enter terms, please enter your name and the bibliographic information under the "Secondary Sources Bibliography" heading under "Definition Project." Put your name in parentheses after the citation. Use Chicago Manual of Style format, please! (Example given on bibilography page.)

The assignment is due in one week: 29 April. Email the terms you entered to Profs. Drabinski and Cobham-Sander just as soon as you enter them.

The format should be like this: after the discussion of an existing term in an author from the course, but BEFORE the quotes, begin a new paragraph summarizing the secondary source by introducing with author's name. Example:


For Glissant, memory is afflicted by the abyss...etc etc.

In John Drabinski's "What is Trauma to the Future?," he argues that memory is traumatic...etc. etc.


As always, let us know if you have any further questions!

John & Rhonda