week by week
date work

Monday,

August 31

Housekeeping & Introductions

Topic Exercise

Monday,

September 7

NO CLASS (Labor Day)

Tuesday,

September 8

LAST DAY TO ADD CLASSES

Monday,

September 14

ASSIGNMENT #1 DUE: Reading Quiz

Paper Topic (Discussion #1)

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

Monday,

September 21

Paper Topic (Discussion #2)

Reading: Turabian, Manual for Writers, Chapter 2

LAST DAY TO DROP CLASSES WITH NO TUITION PENALTY

Monday,

September 28

Primary Source Analysis/Annotated Bibliography

Reading: Turabian, A Manual for Writing, Chapter 3

Primary Source (download)

Friday,

October 2

LAST DAY TO DROP CLASSES

Monday,

October 5

Primary Sources: Databases/Annotated Bibliography

(Meet in Fenwick 214)

Reading: Turabian, A Manual for Writing, Chapter 4

Tuesday,

October 13

Secondary Source Analysis/Annotated Bibliography

Reading: Turabian, A Manual for Writing, Chapter 16

Secondary Source (download)

Monday,

October 19

Secondary Sources: Databases/Annotated Bibliography

(Meet in Fenwick 214)

Turabian, A Manual for Writing, Chapter 5

Monday,

October 26

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.

Monday,

November 2

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.

Friday,

November 6

Field Trip to National Archives/Library of Congress (tentative)

Monday,

November 9

IN CLASS WRITING

(ATTENDANCE REQUIRED)

Monday,

November 16

IN CLASS WRITING

(ATTENDANCE REQUIRED)

Monday,

November 23

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.

Monday,

November 30

ORAL PRESENTATIONS (Group #1)

Individual Conferences (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)

Revision Strategies

Monday,

December 7

ORAL PRESENTATIONS (Group #2)

Monday,

December 14

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

PDF VERSION DUE (electronic copy via email)

SELF-EVALUATION/LETTER DUE