Essays (30%)

During the semester, I will provide more information about the assignments below.

Draft (due Friday, March 2) (10%): You will turn in a first draft of a research project. I will provide further details about this project later. Please remember that this assignment is not due on the day of a class meeting.

Final Project (due Wednesday, April 29) (20%): On this date, you will turn in a final draft of your research paper.

Before turning in your essays (and preferably before you start working on your essays), be sure to read carefully the sections of this website on How to Cite Sources, Tips for Success on Essays, Academic Honesty, and Grading Criteria.

Late Papers:  Late papers will suffer a penalty of 10% for each day they are late. Thus, a B- paper turned in a day late will become a C- paper. The meter runs on weekends just as on weekdays. If a paper is due on a Friday, it will be one day late on Saturday (10% off), two days late on Sunday (20% off), and three days late on Monday (30% off). The meter also keeps running during holidays and breaks. It is your responsibility to get the paper to me in such a manner that I can verify you completed it by a certain time.

Turning in Papers: I will not accept papers submitted to me via e-mail. You must either give the paper to me in person on the day it is due or drop it off at my office before I leave campus.

Late Papers: Late papers will suffer a penalty of 10% for each day they are late. Thus, a B- paper turned in a day late will become a C- paper. The meter runs on weekends just as on weekdays. If a paper is due on a Friday, it will be one day late on Saturday (10% off), two days late on Sunday (20% off), and three days late on Monday (30% off). The meter also keeps running during holidays and breaks. It is your responsibility to get the paper to me in such a manner that I can verify you completed it by a certain time. I will give priority to papers turned in on time. If your paper arrives late, I will grade it when I have the time to get to it-whenever that may be. In other words, if you turn in your paper late, I will return it late.

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