On the Paper for Graduate Students
First, read over the previous page for the undergraduate students as
much of the general information--ie, format, date for the paper topic, and
overall philosophy--is the same. The final paper will be from 10-12 pages
long, not including bibliography and illustrations. It may be longer
(although not more than about 15 pages) but not shorter. Then:
the Graduate Paper:
- Graduates will write a paper that will be rather longer and
more thematically developed than that of the undergraduates.
- In the process of writing this paper, students will develop skills in
research, writing, and presentation that will be significantly above the
level of the undergraduate. The paper-writing process has been set up to
help them to learn how to operate at the higher level.
- The graduate students will write three shorter papers that will feed
into the creation of the longer paper. These are:
- The first paper, due Wednesday, January 28, will be about a
page in length and will describe the topic. I strongly suggest that you
pick a topic that relates closely to what we are studying in class. In
other words, this is not the moment to do a paper on the role of white
linen in the paintings of Leonardo.
- The second paper, due Wednesday, February 18, will be an
annotated bibliography. It should be about 4 to 6 pages in length--although
this depends upon the length of your discussion of each title. In this
paper, you will list the major books and articles you intend to use, and
discuss their content and how they will be valuable to you. Do not list
valueless titles. Here is a link to a very thorough discussion of the
Annotated Bibliography. Please note that you can always add other
titles later, if you come across something that also seems valuable.
Note also that I may (and probably will) ask you to come see me to discuss
- The third paper, due Wednesday, March 31, is a fully-developed
draft of the paper. You have the option of showing me an outline before this.
- You will give a short presentation to the class on your paper during
the last week of class, the final date to be set. On that day you will
turn in your final paper.
- I will assist you in putting together the final paper: how to do the
bibliography, footnotes or endnotes, and the illustrations.
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