Guidelines for Papers
Select one of the chapter articles posted on Blackboard under the course documents tab. The first half of your paper needs to provide a summary of the article that includes the primary argument and major points of the article that you chose. The second half of your paper needs to evaluate and critically analyze the article. Compare the information and perspective gained from the article with the relevant material from your textbook. Supply your own thoughts, observations, and suggestions as well. Be specific in your critique and provide support for your statements. Provide a citation when quoting or paraphrasing from a source.
The title of your paper should make it clear which article you chose as the topic of your study. The paper needs to be at least 5 typed, double-spaced pages using 11 or 12 point font. No bibliography page is necessary. A simple citation system will suffice, using parentheses. For example the citation (Kleiner: 19) would indicate that you are either quoting or paraphrasing from page 19 in the textbook. Likewise a quote or paraphrase from the article that you chose will be structured: (author’s last name: page referenced).
Extra Credit Paper-
The optional extra credit paper will summarize and analyze a lecture attended outside of class. Follow these same requirements with the exception that the paper need only be 3
-4 typed, double-spaced pages. Quotations or paraphrases from the lecture need only to include the presenter’s last name in parentheses.
The optional extra credit paper, which can add up to 10 points to your lowest test score, needs to be printed out, stapled, and submitted to me on or by April 18.
The required paper, which constitutes 25% of your final grade, needs to be printed out, stapled, and submitted to me on or by April 16.