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Justin Garcia (your name)
HUM 210, Prof. C. Agatucci (identify course & instructor)
Midterm Paper - Final Draft (identify assignment)
26 October 2006 (identify date assignment is due)
Midterm Paper & Seminar #5 Directions
SEMINAR #5 Prep: Written (preferably word-processed) Preparation of two (2) readable copies of your Preliminary Draft of Midterm Paper, and In-Class Participation in Seminar #5 Writer's Workshop during Week #6.
Paper, comprised of 2 or 3 short essays on Asian works & topics
addressed during the first half of the term, must be word
processed, double spaced, and submitted in both paper (hard) copy
and electronic form, on which Turnitin Originality
Reports will be run to test for plagiarism.
See also HUM
This Midterm Paper has TWO PARTS, each designed to help you achieve designated course learning outcomes (see HUM 210 Syllabus).
FOLLOW DIRECTIONS & ADDRESS EACH PART COMPLETELY: Your Midterm Paper must follow directions, address assigned topics from choices given for each part, and address both parts as completely and persuasively as possible.
SUGGESTED LENGTH: Total
suggested length for combined Parts I & II of the Midterm is five to
six (5 - 6) word-processed double-spaced pages (or at least 1200
words), including MLA-style In-Text Citations and a Works Cited list
included on a separate page at the end of your Midterm Paper.
MANUSCRIPT FORM for (paper) Final Draft & Submission of Required Electronic Version of Final Draft (to be submitted to Turnitin.com) will be explained in class.
CLARITY, COHERENCE, & CORRECTNESS of your Written Presentation in the Final Draft will be considered in grading decisions, so be sure to PROOFREAD & EDIT carefully!
MIDTERM PART I:
Recommended Length of Midterm Part I Essay: Two to three (2-3) wordprocessed and double-spaced pages
(about 500-750 words), including in-text citations.
Topic 1: Guidelines for
Recommend three guidelines that you consider important for rewarding cross-cultural study of Asian "texts" (i.e. film and/or literature) in English or translation, drawing upon assigned course handouts and your own experiences studying HUM 210 texts so far this term to identify and develop your guidelines. You are also encouraged to draw upon relevant class presentations, discussions, and Seminars. Be sure to explain why you believe each of your guidelines is important and to demonstrate how you have tried to apply each of your guidelines with well-chosen persuasive examples from your HUM 210 studies so far.
MIDTERM PART II:
Interpretation of One or Two Asian "Texts"
Studied So Far:
Whale Rider, Seven Samurai, A Pale View of Hills
Recommended Length of Midterm Part II Essay: Three to four (3-4) wordprocessed
and double-spaced pages
(about 750-1000 words), including in-text citations.
CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TOPICS FOR MIDTERM PART II
Interpretation of One Asian "Text"
Comparative Interpretation of Two Asian "Texts"
Variation on Topic 3 – Cora’s
Avoid lengthy plot summary for its own sake – we’ve all already read/viewed these Asian texts so we don’t need you to retell us the story. Also avoid long quotations unaccompanied by your own interpretive commentary: quote only enough to make your point and don’t expect the quotation to speak for itself! It is your job to interpret and explain what the quotation means and why it is significant to the point you are making. Finally, don’t quote other critics’ interpretations just because they sound good if you really don’t understand them. These, too, you will be expected to explain in your own words and illustrate with your own selected examples from the primary Asian text/s.
Final Draft of Midterm Paper must:
be typed or word processed using a standard, readable font & point
· be double spaced;
· be printed on only one side of standard-sized (8 1/2" X 11") white paper;
· have one-inch margins on all four sides of each printed page;
· avoid plagiarism & cite sources as directed (see past handouts);
· be carefully edited for clarity, coherence & grammatical correctness before submission for grading
· be properly identified with standard MLA-style Heading and Running-Page Headers:
complete MLA-style heading in the top left-hand corner of the first
Midterm PART I,
TOPIC 1: GUIDELINES FOR CROSS-CULTURAL STUDY
. . . and provide MLA-style running page headers on 2nd & subsequent pages:
Electronic submission of
Final Draft of your Midterm Paper via Email to Cora
is also due on 26 October 2006 before midnight! Cora will NOT grade your Midterm Paper
until she has received your E-version and run a Turnitin.com Originality Report on it.
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