1. Read the entire text carefully and flag and/or annotate important passages.
Consider turning in a “hotspots” annotation of the text for extra-credit.
2. Choose one of the suggested critical approaches to the key text you have
selected. Consider carefully the typical questions a reader would use to
approach a text from this particular critical perspective. (Follow the links in the
table below to the Purdue OWL’s pages on each critical approach where you will
find a bulleted list of critical questions.) If you are not familiar with literary
criticism, or have another idea for a critical approach to the paper, make an
appointment to discuss your idea before you begin to write.