Researchers are currently compiling brief research reports on individual topics of 2+ pages (at least 600 words) with one or more illustrations (e.g. an Edger graph).
This is not a paper – you are not bringing in extensive outside secondary sources. Rather, the intention is to document your engagement with a specific portion of the colleciton, highlight a few interesting works / lexias / choices that you discovered, and explain something you learned about the material.
Reports may take many forms, but here is an example outline – try addressing each area in a few sentences or a short paragraph.
What is your topic? what did you find?
Define your topic. Briefly, what exactly do you mean by “romance” or “fantasy”? What does that mean in the context of game books
How did you select your works? What did you choose to focus on – and why? Were there only a few works in the collection that met your criteria? – if so, how did you find them? Were there far too many works that fit your criteria? – if so, how did you choose which to sample, or where to start?
If you chose to annotate selected choices or endings using custom tags, explain what those were and why. If you were using a different method – for comparison of translations / adaptations, or for exploring the catalog – again, explain briefly what your research method was.
What is a work that is typical of your topic – typical size, length, structure, subject matter or tone, etc.? What are one or more works that are unusual? How are they unusual?
Share an image – or more than one. Below the image add a caption that explains what the image is, and what part of it is worth of special attention.
Share one thing that you have learned. This could involve the close consideration of a single unusual lexia or weirdly-shaped work… or it could involve a general pattern or a relationship between some language / genre / author and a group of works. What do we now know that we didn’t before? Perhpas more importantly, what do we not know – what is still left to discover?