Do preliminary research. Present preliminary questions and findings to the class for feedback.
Write a paper draft. Bring to class and share with one or two others for feedback.
Present your argument orally. Give a short (30-40 mins), formal (PP or other high-quality visual aid) presentation for the class.
Present your argument in writing. Present your full argument in a final paper, 5-10 pages in length.
|Tuesday, March 20||Assign topics|
|Tuesday, March 27||Present topic outlines for feedback in class|
|Tuesday, April 3||Turn in paper drafts; share in class|
|Tuesday, April 10||Presentations 1 & 2|
|Thursday, April 12||Presentations 3 & 4|
|Tuesday, April 17||Presentations 5 & 6|
|Tuesday, April 19||Presentation 7|
Each student will choose and research his or her own topic. Each student will also play a supporting role in one other student's topic. The role of the supporter is to serve as a sounding board and coach in helping the first student research, construct, and present his or her argument.
As indicated on the syllabus, the presentation and paper each count 15% of the final grade. These are broken down as follows:
|Preliminary outline||15||Response to comments on draft||15|
|Final presentation||75||Comments on others' drafts||10|
|Partner's final presentation||10||Final paper||75|
|Presentation Total||100%||Paper Total||100%|