So, in the next few days I’m going to be working on my syllabi for the upcoming semester. One of my classes is called “Classical and Early British Literature”: it’s one of those big surveys of Western Culture’s Greatest Hits that runs, in this case, from Homer to Shakespeare. Most of the people taking the class are likely English majors; most of them are freshmen. I am required to assign them one big research paper, and I often assign two — but this time I want the second chief assignment to be something different, something that helps them to be more thoughtful and creative users of the online resources that they otherwise will draw on pretty unreflectively. I have some ideas, but I’d like to hear from my readers. Can y’all come up with come creative assignments for me?