This past week I have learned about research papers. The first lesson explained that I should use the order of choosing a topic, researching the topic, making a mind map, making an outline, writing the rough draft, organizing a bibliography, proofreading, revising, and writing the final copy.
The next lesson said that you should do as much research as possible, if you have extra, you can edit what you say to make it more complete if there is a word cap.
The following lessons further instructed me on the details of the list from lesson one.
I have also finished reading both, War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells, and A Tale of the Western Plains by G. A. Henty.
I am going to give some spoilers, so don’t read if you don’t want to know any details.
War of the Worlds is about a man that lives in the British countryside when Martians from mars invade the earth. It explains his escape from the area, and how he survived for 3-4 weeks. The ending however I didn’t like. It wasn’t heroic in any way, the Martians just died of some unknown or unidentified infection, all at once. There was no hero or finale. The man did reunite with his wife, whom he thought dead, which was nice.
I really loved A Tale of the Western Plains though. It started with a group of three prospectors. One gets a letter of an inheritance, which includes the guardianship of his nephew and goes to collect it. Though the story changes drastically, as the man gets shot, and the murderer takes his place and legal documents, and goes to England. The story then shifts to the nephew named Hugh. The man posing as his uncle is very bad to him, and the murderer attempts to get him killed. In one attempt, Hugh knocks his “Uncle” over and thinks him dead. So he flees to America with some money that a friend gives him. He goes on to have many adventures as a cowboy, and later returns after learning that that man was not his uncle. This book had a much better ending, and I enjoyed it immensely.
I now have started reading Pride and Pregidious, and I am enjoying it so far.