“This research paper can be based on the preceding research presentation. Unlike the response paper, your focus has to be on analysis rather than on opinion. You are supposed to develop a thesis in the beginning and then develop arguments in support of the thesis, but also hint at possible counterarguments. You need to use at least 2 of the texts discussed throughout the seminar, and to find at least 3 additional scholarly research articles or books. Standard citation methods apply. The paper should be a minimum of 5 pages of text, no more than 6 (12 point Times, 1.5-spaced, 1 in. margins) plus bibliography in addition to the allotted pages.
Grading: 15 points total
5 points for complexity of the argument
2 points for correct bibliography and correct citation (choose either MLA or APA, see Appendices II and III, page 19, and stick to one method throughout your paper).
1 point for spelling and language
1 point for structure
1 point for fulfilling formal criteria (formatting, length, etc.)
1 point per cited article or book that was assigned for class (up to 2 points)
1 point per cited article or book that you individually researched (up to 3 points)
Penalties for turning it in later: Same day but late: -½ a point; then -1 point per day