Professor Gracombe shares some advice that she gives to her students who are reading sources to include in their papers.
Literature is the creative expression of the thoughts, feelings, emotions or experiences of people. reading literature can help you to learn about other people, as well as learn about yourself. Literature can pose questions about human experience and enables you to experience a broad range of emotions, events, and experiences without experiencing them yourself.
there are many different types of literature and many types of readings in the discipline.
Different types of readings should be approached in different ways, and evaluated using different criteria.
Read literature slowly and carefully. you will want to pay attention to the authors choice of words. You will want to pay special attention to the author's descriptions and comparisons.
Adapted form McWhorter, K. (2015) Reading across the disciplines. Pearson.