Instructions On How To Use A Literary Response Essay Template Properly
Getting a template that will walk you through the process of writing your literary response essay makes solid sense. It is very easy to fear the unknown or allow a negative mindset to start to creep in if we don’t have visual guidance. A template, is after all if nothing else proof that it is possible to write the paper in the first place. Assuming that you already have a template to work from, here are some basic instructions on how to use the template properly:
Do not plagiarize
Even if you take nothing else from this article then it is vital that you wrap your head around the fact that you must not plagiarize anyone else’s work. Ever. It is bad enough when people randomly grab images that you have posted online and use them as and when they feel like it, but to actually attempt to pass someone else’s work off as your own will not only incur their wrath it is likely to get you into hot water with the law enforcement agencies.
Read through the whole thing several times
You would be amazed at the amount of students that go to the trouble of getting their hands on a template and then seem to think that they can get away just with skim-reading it. This needs to be pored over sentence by sentence, line by line. First of all do a whole read through of the entire thing, just to get a feel for it. Then read it paragraph by paragraph, making sure that you double check on anything that you don’t understand. Then go through it line by line.
Pay attention to the format
Once you have wrapped your head around the content, the next thing that you need to do is ensure that you fully understand the format:
- How is it structured?
- What images have been used? Why have these ones been chosen over others? How did the author source those images? How are you going to source suitable ones of your own?
Get your ducks in a row
Now that you have a fairly good idea as to how a paper of this nature should be put together it is time to ensure that you have all of the information that you need to write yours.
- Have you selected your text?
- Do you have your supporting argument ready?
- Can you cite all of your sources?
- Do you have all relevant images?
Enjoy writing your essay!