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ENGL 3450: The Short Story

Class Information

Spencer Keralis, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor

spencer.keralis@unt.edu

What is a short story?

A short story is a fictional prose with varying degrees of facts. Some of the genres are a romance short story, historical fiction short story, science fiction short story, fantasy short story, mystery short story, action adventure short story, and horror short story.

Final Projects

I have to write a critical analysis for one of my classes. Please advise!

First, you'll want to prepare by reading all the material thoroughly and
thinking about some of the different issues raised in your reading. You'll
want to do what's called a “critical read” of the material, where you don't
just accept the information, but—after you understand it—you question
it. Then, select one of the ideas, which has lingered in your mind because
you disagree or are uncomfortable with it, or because you agree with it
but believe it needs much more thought. Narrow down your ideas into a
question about this idea that you might want to investigate in your paper. Ask
yourself what your feelings are about this issue, and what reasons you
might use to support your feelings. If you like what you have come up with,
then you are ready to form a preliminary thesis. If you do not like it
then go back and consider another question from your reading.

Write down a preliminary thesis statement that specifies your topic,
states your ideas about this topic, and suggests the arrangement of your
paper's argument. Make sure you refer back to your reading and choose
details that support your arguments. If you use quotations or refer to the
text, it should only be to support your own ideas.

Then try writing a first draft and leaving it for a day. Then go back, reread and revise as necessary.

From Purdue OWL https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/general_writing/general_writing_faqs.html

 

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Books in our Catalog

These are just a few short stories available through our catalog. 

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