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Literary Theories & Research - Chapter Summary
In this chapter on literary theories and research, concise lessons cover subjects like the processes involved in literary research. You can also elevate your understanding of how literary data is synthesized. After going through the lessons, you should be able to do the following with ease:
- Recall major critics in literary theory
- Discuss different movements in literary theory
- Outline strategies used in literary research
- Explain how literary data is gathered and valued
- Relate how reading instruction is improved by applying research
Our knowledgeable instructors help you absorb key information regarding literary theories and research. You can focus only on the lessons you need most and take a short quiz to test your understanding of the information covered. You can also print the quiz and use it as an offline study worksheet.
1. Introduction to Literary Theory: Major Critics and Movements
When you hear the word 'theory,' your mind probably darts to the sciences - the theory of relativity, the theory of gravity, etc. Did you know that literature, too, is full of theory? Check out this lesson to get a basic primer on just what literary theory is, and how you might apply it.
2. What is Literary Research? - Definition & Strategies
What is literary research, and how do you begin doing it? This lesson will help you understand the task and the process, and some of ways of understanding a literary text.
3. Literary Research - Gathering, Evaluating & Synthesizing Data
When conducting literary research you must keep several things in mind: what are you researching, what literature is available, and how much data is enough?
4. Applying Research to Improve Reading Instruction
Reading is the most critical skill a student can master, and the importance of effective reading instruction in the classroom cannot be overstated. Let's look at what the research says and how we can implement best practices with our own students.
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