week by week
date work

Wednesday,

August 28

Housekeeping & Introductions

Tuesday,

September 3

LAST DAY TO DROP WITH NO TUITION PENALTY

LAST DAY TO ADD CLASSES

Wednesday,

September 4

ASSIGNMENT #1 DUE: Reading Quiz

Paper Topic (Discussion #1)

Reading: Edwards, New Spirits: Americans in the Gilded Age, 1865-1905

Wednesday,

September 11

Paper Topic (Discussion #2)

Reading: Turabian, Manual for Writers, Chapter 2

LAST DAY TO DROP WITH NO TUITION PENALTY

Wednesday,

September 18

Primary Source Analysis/Annotated Bibliography

Reading: Turabian, A Manual for Writing, Chapter 3
Primary Source (download)

Wednesday,

September 25

Primary Sources: Databases/Annotated Bibliography

(Meet in Johnson Center 228)

Reading: Turabian, A Manual for Writing, Chapter 4

Friday,

September 27

LAST DAY TO DROP CLASSES

Wednesday,

October 2

Secondary Source Analysis/Annotated Bibliography

Reading: Turabian, A Manual for Writing, Chapter 16

Secondary Source (download)

Wednesday,

October 9

Secondary Sources: Databases/Annotated Bibliography

(Meet in Johnson Center 228)
Turabian, A Manual for Writing, Chapter 5

Wednesday,

October 16

ASSIGNMENT #2 DUE: THESIS & INTRODUCTION

Thesis/Ethical Research

In a very short, one-page paper, write a one-page paper in which you include an introduction (one paragraph) using one of the strategies discussed in class and a thesis (one or two sentences) using one of the frameworks outlined during class. Remember: an introduction is the “hook” that will draw your reader into your essay and a thesis is a proposition or a summary statement of the argument that you intend to make. We will spend this class period going over the thesis statements and your introductions.

Wednesday,

October 23

ASSIGNMENT #3 DUE: ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Citation Format

By this point, you should have your bibliography fairly finished and in acceptable format. As a rule of thumb, it should contain at least four—preferably more—primary sources or groups of primary sources (3), five to seven articles from scholarly journals (5–7), and two to three books (2–3). Your list should include sources that you intent to quote from or paraphrase and not simply bib filler. We will spend class time going over the bibliographies as well as quotation and footnote format. Note that the bibliography is to be annotated.

Wednesday,

October 25

Field Trip to National Archives/Library of Congress (Tent.)

Wednesday,

October 30

NO CLASS (Writing)

Wednesday,

November 6

ASSIGNMENT #4 DUE: FIRST DRAFT

Your first draft should be as complete as possible and presented in the proper format (including page numbers, title page, double-spaced text, a serif font, footnotes, and bibliography). Your essay should be between 10 and 12 pages. If you use illustrations, graphs, or tables, these should appear in an appendix and be referred to in the footnotes with the proper citation (See Appendix I, fig. 2; see Appendix 3, Table 4.). The paper should also be proofread in order to eliminate any typos. Papers are a chance to show your best work.

Wednesday,

November 13

Individual Conferences (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)

Revision Strategies

Wednesday,

November 20

NO CLASS (Revision)

Wednesday,

November 28

NO CLASS (Thanksgiving)

Wednesday,

December 4

ORAL PRESENTATIONS (Group #1)

Wednesday,

December12

ASSIGNMENT #5 DUE: FINAL DRAFT (hard copy in person)

PDF VERSION DUE (electronic copy via email)

SELF-EVALUATION DUE

ORAL PRESENTATIONS (Group #2)