Profession literary scholar

Literary scholars research works of literature, history of literature, genres, and literary criticism in order to appraise the works and the surrounding aspects in an appropriate context and to produce research results on specific topics in the field of literature.

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Personality Type

Knowledge

  • Literary criticism

    Academic field that evaluates and classifies literary works. These discussions can cover new publications or offer reassessment of older pieces of literature.

  • Types of literature genres

    The different literary genres in the history of literature, their technique, tone, content and length.

  • Literary techniques

    The various approaches an author can use to enhance their writing and produce a specific effect; this can be the choice of a specific genre or the use of metaphors, allusions, and word play.

  • History of literature

    The historical evolution of forms of writing that are meant to entertain, educate or to give instructions to the audience, such as fictional prose and poems. The techniques used to communicate these writings and the historical context in which they were written.

  • Scientific research methodology

    The theoretical methodology used in scientific research involving doing background research, constructing an hypothesis, testing it, analysing data and concluding the results.

  • Writing techniques

    The different techniques to write a story such as the descriptive, persuasive, first person and other techniques.

  • Copyright legislation

    Legislation describing the protection of the rights of original authors over their work, and how others can use it.

  • Literary theory

    The different genres of literature and the way they fit into specific scenes.

  • Spelling

    The rules concerning the way words are spelled.

  • Grammar

    The set of structural rules governing the composition of clauses, phrases, and words in any given natural language.

  • Literature

    The body of artistic writing characterized by beauty of expression, form, and universality of intellectual and emotional appeal.

Skills

  • Write scientific papers

    Present the hypothesis, findings, and conclusions of your scientific research in your field of expertise in a professional publication.

  • Consult information sources

    Consult relevant information sources to find inspiration, to educate yourself on certain topics and to acquire background information.

  • Perform scientific research

    Gain, correct or improve knowledge about phenomena by using scientific methods and techniques, based on empirical or measurable observations.

  • Perform background research on writing subject

    Run thorough background research on writing subject; desk-based research as well as site visits and interviews.

  • Apply scientific methods

    Apply scientific methods and techniques to investigate phenomena, by acquiring new knowledge or correcting and integrating previous knowledge.

  • Read books

    Read the latest book releases and give your opinion on them.

Optional knowledge and skills

develop scientific theories conduct quantitative research apply grammar and spelling rules comparative literature read scripts phonetics cultural history study cultures teach writing apply teaching strategies do historical research conduct qualitative research read manuscripts journalism promote your writings theoretical lexicography rhetoric write research proposals critically reflect on artistic production processes linguistics