Source #1: Romeo and Juliet Text
- Locate an event or lines from the play that convey your theme or issue
- Conduct a close reading of that scene from the play and provide your own analysis of it
- Anytime you refer or quote the text, you must include an in-text citation (line.sceen.act) and a full MLA citation in your works cited page
Source #2: Literary Criticism
- An article from a literary journal published by an English scholar that interprets Romeo and Juliet from your particular theme.
- Literary criticism is often affiliated with a university or college and a subscription is needed to read full text articles
- Literary criticism can often challenging to read - make sure you understand the text before you incorporate it within your own analysis.
- Anytime you use an idea from a literary critic, you must include an in-text citation (author's last name, page #) and a full MLA citation in your works cited page
Source #3 & 4: Expert's Advice
- An article, website, or resource that addresses your topic and provides guidance for teens on how to address the issue
- The author or organization publishing the information must be accredited to provide professional advice (i.e.: psychologist/psychiatrist, certified counselor, doctor, governmental agency, etc).
- Aside from a title, the source may provide the author's or publisher's experience or other works published