What is Literary Research? - Definition & Strategies


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Literary research requires more materials and a more complex process than writing a simple _____.

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1. When doing a literary research project, you must have a _____, which is a specific point that you want to argue about the text.

2. The literary theory that is based on the idea that money and power underlie every story is _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Research might call to mind science over literature, but many of the same skills apply in discussing literature as well. This combination quiz and worksheet will test your knowledge of different styles of literary research and how to conduct it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments cover the following topics:

  • How to handle direct material from secondary texts
  • Another word for a specific point you're arguing
  • What you call the materials used to support your main point
  • A simple form of writing that wouldn't require literary research
  • What you're doing when you use your own background in literary research

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on literary research
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about important parts of a literary research project, like supporting materials
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding terms for different tools in literary research

Additional Learning

For more on literary research, refer to the lesson titled What is Literary Research? - Definition & Strategies, which covers the following:

  • The three approaches to literary research
  • Several theories for discussing literature
  • What type of texts you can use to support your point