Welcome! This guide is designed specifically to support you in doing background research for your Too Much Informationwriting assignments. Your overall assignment prompts explain Major Papers:
(1) A rhetorical analysis (4-5pp) in response to one of the critical texts;
(2) A literary analysis (4-5pp) in response to Orwell’s 1984 through the lens of a critical
(3) An argumentative research paper (10-12pp) that responds to a key issue raised in
one of the course’s critical texts.
An important part of researching your topic is generating important concepts to look for information on, or keywords. If you need help brainstorming different keywords to find sources on your topic, or are a visual learner, this tool might help with mapping out your ideas.
Place your main idea in the center box, then break it down into subsequent ideas or sections. Brainstorm different words or terms you could research in order to find information on those topics!