Construct a close reading of a selected passage from The Handmaid’s Tale, focussing on the use of prose narrative conventions within the extract. There will be a choice from 5 short passages from the novel.
Use general search terms. You can choose the option of "Search other sources" and Oliver will search through a variety of resources. Choosing the "Advanced search" will allow you to limit to specific formats or collections e.g. Non-fiction narrative. Both of these options are right next to the search box:
Test your knowledge and understanding of the book and its themes by practising with these quizzes.
Online encyclopaedias are great for short, concise and reliable information. It may be best to access these articles from the Online encyclopaedias page through the Hale portal. Ready made citations are available.
A online collection of magazine and newspaper articles as well as interview transcripts, images and videos. You can sort your results by publication, full text versions and even date. Online databases are available through the portal and many require specific login details.
Suggested articles would include:
Use search terms "Handmaid's Tale" to return a range of articles that
Tick the "Full Text" box if you need the full article and not just a brief summary.
It is important to refine your search terms as your understandings grow and information gaps become more obvious. Make sure you regularly review your focus questions or task sheet guidelines. It is best to use Google Advanced Search to narrow your search further and save yourself time. Employ some advanced Google modifiers to avoid wasting time.
It is important to provide evidence of using a variety of reliable resources. Use the online Reference Generator available through the Portal to create your citations. Make sure you alphabetically sort them afterwards. Click here for a Hale School guide to referencing.
A sample bibliography for 3 resources suggested on this page would look like:
Atwood, M 2020, Handmaid's Tale, Hodder Education, London
The Handmaid’s Tale 2020. Britannica School. Retrieved 3 September 2020, from https://school.eb.com.au/levels/high/article/The-Handmaids-Tale/631637
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