60 pts., due Nov. 21
Your paper will be graded using the following criteria. They are arranged
in descending order of importance.
Use Microsoft Word or another word processor to write your paper and
print a copy. Hand in the printed copy at the beginning of class on the
21st. Electronic copies won't be accepted. A 10% penalty will be applied
for each day the assignment is late. The weekend counts as one day. After
three days I will no longer accept assignments.
- Subject matter. You may write your paper on any topic relevant to
the course. However, some topics are more interesting to me than others
and will be graded accordingly. For instance, I'm not very interested in a
comparison between the Dell XYZ and the Gateway UVW PCs. I would be more
interested in new and innovative ways computers are being used in your
discipline. I would also be interested in a discussion of the DMCA
its effect upon our society.
I suggest you run your proposed paper topic by me for my approval.
- Writing style. The harder you work on making your paper easy to
read and enjoyable to read, the higher your grade.
- Substantiation of position. I don't particularly care what position
you take on an issue, but it must be substantiated through a valid
supporting argument. As noted above, I prefer to see papers in which a
position is taken rather than papers which merely report facts.
You should cite at least five references. All references
should be from online sources. A proper format for an online reference is:
Author/editor. Title of Print Version of Work. Edition statement (if
given). Publication information (Place of publication: publisher, date) (if
given). Title of Electronic Work. Medium. Information supplier. Available
protocol (if applicable): Site/Path/File. Access date.
Pritzker, Thomas J. An Early Fragment from Central
Nepal. Online. Ingress Communications. Available:
http://www.ingress.com/~astanart/pritzker/pritzker.html. June 8,
- Spelling and grammar.
- 1 inch margins, all around. Doublespaced. The paper should be
4--5 pages in length. Indent the first line of each paragraph by 1/2
inch. The body of the text should be left- and right-justified.
- Centered title and author name. These should be in a font
different from the body font and should be a larger point size. Don't
use a separate title page. The body text should be in an 11 point
- Page numbers in the footer and the paper title in the header
(except on the first page)
Thomas P. Kelliher
Wed Oct 29 09:07:26 EST 2003