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Chapter 1 Introduction: What Is Literary Theory and Why Should I Care?

Learning Objectives

  1. Examine the kinds of questions that literary theories attempt to answer.
  2. Explore the relevance of literary theory to undergraduate studies.
  3. Review the steps of the writing process.
  4. Develop a plan for engaging with the writing process in a literature class.
  5. Summarize the elements of effective academic argument.