Today we are going to perform an exercise to practice the use of note cards in creating a research paper.
Our topic is: "How Old Is Hamlet?" The pages you should use to research this are found here:
1. "How Many Years Has Hamlet The Dane?"
2. Footnotes on Hamlet's Age
3. Hamlet's Age - A Puzzle
4. Excerpt from On Hamlet
Use these numbers to identify the sources as you pull facts off them. One fact per card. Then practice re-sorting and shuffling your cards.
Here is how your note cards might look (click on them to expand the picture):
"[I]f I had to live my life again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week…The loss of these tastes is a loss of happiness, and may possibly be injurious to the intellect, and more probably to the moral character, by enfeebling the emotional part of our nature." --Charles Darwin