Dear Amy: I am doing a presentation on Harper Lee for my literature class. Do you have any suggestions about how I can make it unique? — Amber T., Springfield, Missouri
Dear Amber: Harper Lee presents an interesting challenge for student researchers, since she was a very private person. Still, you should be able to find interesting anecdotes about her life and work to share with your audience. You should also consider including photographs of her family, her home and facts about her literary career. You will be able to find this information online, and as long as it’s properly cited, it will be fine to use for your school assignment.
Once you’ve collected everything you need, make an outline to organize your information. If a paper is part of your assignment, you can use your outline to help write it. Next, you may want to consider a slideshow using Google Slides or Microsoft PowerPoint to enhance the presentation.
You could also dress in period clothing Lee might have worn, or even consider presenting from her perspective. The following websites will help you begin your research: tokillamockingbird.com and biography.com/people/harper-lee-9377021.
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