How Can Comics Improve Students' Paper-Writing SkillsMarch 12, 2019

Carole Danvers can be a distant kin of Elizabeth Bennet. Your coursemates may find it hard to believe it, suspecting you of having seen "Captain Marvel" two or three times. You didn't care about the (unwritten) customs governing the womenfolk in England during the 19th century, but you like Lizzys spunk whenever the odds are against her. She can be a larger-in-life figure if she wants to, but she's wise beyond her (younger) years. Wisdom may not be a part of Captain Marvel's vocabulary, but you might have to wait for the sequel (to find out). This might not be long enough for a few pages of your essay paper, but you have a good start.

Comics were once an underused source for paper writing. as this written material would be associated with geeks. It’s hard to imagine this kind of people in the beach, as they rather read more comic books than learn the art of surfing. The ones who attend the university may (or may not) regard comic characters at all. They may be too superficial unless the subject is Alan Moore. An analysis of literary characters could yield a high level of analysis, which a discussion of the indomitable X-Men couldn't do after reading the issues one more time. And the comics don't have the distinctive features of the Great American Novel. (You might argue about the Great Australia Novel, but it would lead to the same conclusion.) If you want to make your essay more engaging to readers, your professors in particular, then the inclusion of comic characters would help you.

"Spider-Man: Far From Home" might remind you of your recent visit to England, where your mother would get tired of your queries on one-street villages. Peter Parker won't set foot in this part of the English countryside, yet a creative approach would make you think of a remote connection between Mr. Parker and Mr. Darcy. A reverse outcome of "Pride and Prejudice" might be an outrageous idea, yet Yorgos Lanthimos managed to pen a satire on Queen Anne, Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, and Baroness Masham. If it doesn't make any sense at all, then think of the persecution of mutants. There are many historical parallels, and one of which is the treatment of the aborigines during the colonial era. It's unlikely that you would write a paper on Australian history, as you rather focus on the classics. Contemporary fiction is a possibility as well.

This exercise starts with simple inquiries.

The 3 Primary Roles of Comic Characters in the Lecture Room

Comic books can serve as preliminary reading activity. You will realise the value of comic books after reading an issue of "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen". You might see it as Alan Moore's own spin on the Justice League, where the likes of Captain Nemo work alongside Bruce Wayne. You may find it hard to see the link, but the darker themes are one and the same. After all, Victorian literature could refer to Devil's Acre. It may be a forgotten memory after a visit to Westminster Abbey. If you haven't been there, then you know where to look for information.

Comics can extend the analysis of classic works (of literature). Comic book characters do make strong allusions to the classics, and it goes beyond Victorian literature. You may be tempted to revisit dystopian literature (after you recall Evey Hammond), but you're not trying harder. You can sense the conflicting thoughts (or emotions), which superheroes and literary heroes and heroines struggle throughout the story. Comics can also be used as a reference when you analyse a written text from a historical viewpoint. (It might not be right to cite the lost continent of Atlantis.) And you can write a paper on "Lord of the Flies" with ease and confidence after looking through several issues of the X-Men Universe. Enough said.

Comic books can be a good substitute to less-accessible literary works. These titles could fall under secondary reading, which the library can provide it. There are limited copies, and many students want to access it. If you're too late to get hold of it, then you don't have to panic. It may remind you of a comic character. If you don't have a clue about the issue (or issues), then make your own opinion about it. You won't be penalise unless you miss the deadline.

How Can Superheroes Motivate You

You will appreciate the classics while reading it at a leisurely pace. You won’t have that kind of luxury while you attempt to complete the requirements (before you receive your undergraduate degree). You must get accustomed to the pressure of reading a classical novel, and the comics can motivate you to finish the task ahead of the deadline. It has something to do with reading comprehension, as you need parallels (to understand it). If this won’t be good enough, then think of the interest it can generate. You can relate to these comic characters, which has nothing to do with popular culture. You can write about it in another paper, though.

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