Continuing from May’s Ask the Librarian blog that discussed how to find the right content online, lets next discuss what you should do once you have completed your first search for research.
It might seem obvious whether a book is a novel or a collection of short stories, yet I keep coming across books that seem to straddle both categories. So how can a book be both?
Parentheticals in a script are mini descriptions put into dialogue (in brackets), usually to describe emotion, or what the character is doing while talking, or the way the character delivers the dialogue.
Having Emma and the students talk around my project, helped me consider it from other viewpoints and look at other options. This has greatly helped me to think about what I’m doing for the project and will inform the direction this will take through the rest of the degree.
Making individual page layouts is an essential part of the book planning process. Play around with the sequencing of images. This stage can take longer than you imagine. It is good to spend time with various versions of your book before completing it.
If you are new to bookmaking, then experimenting with making artist style books is a fantastic learning experience. They are a great way to understand the basic structure of books, play around with different materials and methods of production.
It’s about taking a 360degree approach to out practice to examine it and how it relates to the world now- so as to establish its currency in terms of dialogue (amongst other things).
This Old Thing is a project in which I’ll be wearing only charity shop-bought occasion dresses for two weeks. I’ll also be posting diary entries and a photo a day of me going about my normal life, doing mundane things. I want to use this to explore the various overlapping and contradictory ways we value our clothing, by being overdressed in garments which someone else threw away.
Searching online, especially for distance learners is easy to perform from home and was my go-to place for research when I studied as a distance learner.
When I started out, I wrote on the kitchen table. The amount of time spent clearing a space, and then tidying everything away, ate into my writing time. Not to mention wiping off the marmalade that transferred itself to every available piece of paper. I graduated from the kitchen to a shared office with my husband, which wasn’t ideal as he was a lot untidier than me. Eventually, after moving house (and husbands) I finally had an office of my own, and I began to think about what makes the ideal writing space.
When using library catalogues or databases you need to pick your search terms (keywords) carefully. Search engines and library databases are not intelligent and will match up words without considering their meaning.
We are announcing today the fees which will apply in the next academic year (from 01 August 2019 to 31 July 2020). We want to keep fees low for all students whilst maintaining the high quality that students have come to expect from OCA.