Coursework Literature: Primary and Secondary Sources

coursework literatureAll of us clearly understand what coursework literature is about. However, when asked about primary and secondary sources of our coursework literature we get confused. So, let us talk about some elements of a coursework literature, in particular – primary and secondary sources.
 
Defining primary sources of a coursework literature
 
Coursework literature primary sources are the original materials or materials written by the original authors. A good example of the coursework literature primary source can be a novel, a narrative story or an essay. We can continue the list of primary sources with the first hand stories or interviews that were described by the witnesses or victims of an event.
 
Defining secondary sources of a coursework literature
 
Coursework literature secondary sources are the ones based on the primary sources. Secondary sources of your coursework literature are used to discuss what was written in the primary sources. For example, when you are writing a critical review of an article, a poem or a story – you are working with the secondary sources. Basically, you are writing about the primary coursework literature sources.
 
A wise combination of the primary and secondary coursework literature sources
 
Do you know the perfect ratio of primary and secondary coursework literature sources? Well, this ratio is different in every new assignment. But teachers usually want you to work with the primary coursework literature sources more, so you should definitely have a greater number of them involved in your paper. This is recommended to include at least 60% of the primary coursework literature sources and not more than 40% of the secondary ones. If you are not sure about the best ratio for your paper, you should consult your teacher.