Any topic (writer’s choice)

    Below you will find a list of objectives for the assignment. Be sure to follow the directions outlined in Completing the Assignment carefully.


    Find three secondary sources that are timely, useful, credible, and relevant to your primary source. Your work with these sources should help you revise and extend the work you completed in Step 1: Primary Source Analysis
    At least TWO of your sources should be from a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal (we will discuss what this means in class)
    Correctly use MLA Works Cited list format
    Demonstrate the ability to comprehend the central arguments of these sources
    Describe the sources relevance to your main argument
    For each source, create a correctly formatted Works Cited entry in MLA style. See the MLA Handbook or the Purdue OWL ( for details
    Getting Started:

    Be sure that you understand the difference between a primary and a secondary source. See Who Says?, pg. 73-74 for help.
    Keep in mind that research is not an exact science. Be patient and flexible throughout the process.
    Employ the Shoreline Libraries website to find useful, timely, relevant, and credible electronic or print sources.
    Completing the Assignment:

    For each source, create a correctly formatted Works Cited entry in MLA style. See the MLA Handbook or the Purdue OWL ( for details.
    After each entry, write a paragraph of at least 7-8 sentences that includes:
    A description of the source (where it comes from, who wrote it, how a reader might determine its reliability, etc.)
    A detailed summary of the authors main argument. For instance, dont simply say that an article is about personal confidence. What, specifically, does the article say about personal confidence?
    An explanation of how the source relates to your argument. For instance, you might explain how this source supports, complicates, or disagrees with your claims, or you may describe which aspects of the sources argument relate to your argument.
    Paper format requirements: Your annotations should be single-spaced, typed in 12-point font, and set to 1 margins.  See example papers if you need more clarity on how to format your paper.

    *** Instructions.
    My primary sources is the movie”Avatar” and my myth is kill and cure(Description, Just as a loaded gun shown in the opening scenes of a movie will eventually be fired, a disabled character). I want you two choose two from the attached files to use as a secondary source (for details on how to write the secondary sources look at the above).
    The third secondary source you can find it your own but please make sure that it is credible to the primary source

    *Dolmage, Jay Timothy. Interchapter: An Archive and Anatomy of Disability Myths. Disability Rhetoric. Syracuse University P, 2013, pp. 31-61. (this is from your readings)

    * Black, Rhonda S., and Lori Pretes. Victims and Victors: Representation of Physical Disability on the Silver Screen. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, vol. 32, no. 1, 2007, pp. 6683. (on Canvas)

    * Porter, Andrew P. On Being An Ink Blot: Disability Meets Euthanasia. Dialog: A Journal of Theology, vol. 43, no. 4, 2004, pp. 338343. (on Canvas)

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