Monday, January 23, 2017

Welcome to Week Three

Welcome to Week Three! I am really excited to read your Suspense and Thriller annotations.

I've posted a power point about the genres in Week Three Files. Please review that and read your classmates annotations. Feel free to start a discussion here, on your blog, or on a classmates blog about things you've noticed about Suspense and Thrillers (don't forget, participation is part of your grade!). We are all learning from each other here.

Second – this week we are reviewing the tools of the trade. Quite possibly the most useful and popular tool is Novelist. This is a database that most public libraries subscribe to. IndyPL subscribes to Novelist, and with your IUPUI registration, you are eligible for an IndyPL card, but I know a lot of you don’t live anywhere near Indianapolis so it's not exactly feasible to get a card, but just know that you can!.

If you are able to find Novelist in your library’s list of databases, there are plenty of tutorials on how to use it. Directly to the right of the search box should be a button that says “How to Use Novelist.” Also, above that are several tiny links, one of which is Help. That has also proven very useful to me.

There is also quite a comprehensive list in Canvas Week Three files of some great RA resources, put together by Mary Chelton – whose name you may recognize from other readings.

So, by the end of this week, please finish the assigned readings in the syllabus and I will need from you:

 1. Suspense and Thriller Annotations*
 2. Prompt Response

For the annotations, please don't wait until the very last minute to post them, we want to give your classmates time to read and comment on them. Please also remember that by the end of Week Four I will need to have your Secret Shopper Assignment! That one takes some planning so be looking ahead!

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