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Heroes - Multi-Genre Project: Home

Resources for Mrs. Hastings' English Classes

Modern Day Heroes

Multi-Genre Paper

"A multi-genre paper arises from research, experience and imagination.  It is not an uninterrupted, expository monolog nor a seamless narrative nor a collection of poems.  A multi-genre paper is composed of many genres and subgenres, each piece self-contained, making a point of its own, yet connected by theme or topic and sometimes by languages, images and content.  In addition to many genres, a multi-genre paper may also contain many voices, not just the author's.  The trick is to make such a paper hang together."

(Romano, Blending Genre, Altering Style i-xi)

Classroom Video

Classroom Video on Demand

Username: pitt-sutherhs
Password: knights

Images

Database/E-Book Resources

Student Resources - Search for your person and focus on results in the Biography box first.  Also check out Magazines and News for more current information.

Gale Virtual Reference Library - better for less current people.

Library Catalog - Link

Be a CRITICAL RESEARCHER

Is the source...

AUTHORATATIVE?  Who wrote the content?  Are they experts?   Can you trust them?  Do they cite THEIR sources?

CURRENT?  When was it written?  Is the age of the article relevant for your topic?

OBJECTIVE?  Is there a specific point of view?  A bias?  Are they trying to sell you something? Is it parody/fake news?

ACCURATE?  Does this source align with other sources you've found?  If it seems "out there", be more critical.


BE "JUDGY"!!  Are there lots of ads?  Misspelled words? Clickbait? Is it a blog?  Always remember: ANYBODY CAN PUBLISH ANYTHING ON THE INTERNET!!

Adobe Spark

Website Resources

Search Wikipedia:

Remember, the "magic" in a Wikipedia article is down at the bottom.  Look for External Links, Further Reading and References and follow the links.

Google Web Search

Search tips: put your person's name in "quotation marks".  Pay attention to who is responsible for the websites you find.  Is an author even listed?   Are they "authoratative"?

http://www.biography.com/ - A great source for most living celebrities.

Ask Your Librarian!!