Guidelines for American Author Research Paper
You are to write a 3-5 page research paper about an American author of your choice (within reason).
• Must have three book sources (one of which can be the selection from the author you are researching)
• Must have at least two internet sources
• One of your sources must be from the MHS library database (this can count as one of your Internet sources)
• One of your sources should be a criticism (critical essay) about one of your author’s works (best choice would be a criticism of the work you are reading)
This brings this to a minimum of six(6) sources.
Biography of the author
What were the authors influence
Their time period*
What did they influence?
Society/their time period/history*
*I consider the two starred items of the “Influences section to be of primary importance to this paper. One of the goals is to analyze literature is influenced by and in turn influences the time period in which it is written.