Posted: March 9th, 2022
For this paper readings and materials forChapters14, 16 & 18 ( posted below), you want to reflect on the reading and associated materials. It’s fine to start with a summary, but you want to go beyond this to say what you think about ideas in the reading and associated materials and why. You could talk about points that you think are interesting and why you think they’re interesting, raise questions about the material and indicate what you think about these questions, pick out points you agree with or don’t agree with and explain why, or talk about things that you’ve come across (articles, movies, podcasts, books, etc.) or experiences that you have had that help you to think about the reading and how. Basically, you want to show not only that you have understood the reading, but also that you are able to reflect thoughtfully on it.
For the paper, you want to have 4-5 pages total (12 point font, normal margins, double-spaced, etc., in Word that you will upload to assignments in D2L) of your own summary and reflection. You can choose whether to focus your paper on part of the reading/materials or all of it. I would suggest writing on those parts that interest you the most, but be careful not to neglect the rest in terms of studying them, as you are still responsible for the entirety of the reading and associated materials for the specified weeks. Your paper should have an introduction, body, and conclusion, as is standard in academic papers and should credit any and all sources you are using with both an in text citation and a Works Cited page (generally MLA is used for papers in the humanities). Your introduction should include a purpose (what you intend to accomplish in the paper), a thesis (what you will be doing/showing in your paper), and a plan (indicating how you will proceed in your paper). In the body of your paper you should do what you said you would do in your introduction. Your conclusion should include a restatement of your thesis and what you think you have accomplished in your paper.
Papers will be graded according to a check-plus (excellent), check (average), check-minus (poor) system, where a check-plus will earn 10 points (100%), a check will earn 8 points (80%) and a check-minus will earn 6 points (60%). Work that is incomplete or not submitted will earn 0 points. The reflection papers are averaged together and count for 40% of your grade, so you can think of each one as counting for 13.33% of your grade.
plagiarism in any form will not be tolerated and will result in an F in the class. Plagiarism includes any and all instances of taking someone else’s words and passing them off as your own. As a reminder, you should credit any and all sources you are using (including our text, PowerPoints, books, websites, podcasts, videos, your friends, facebook, etc.) with both an in text citation and a Works Cited page. Be sure to indicate whenever you are getting your ideas from another source (besides yourself) and explain in your own words, or provide a quote (with appropriate documentation) and then explain in your own words.
Writing guide: http://www.jimpryor.net/teaching/guidelines/writing.html
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