Assignments

Writing Handouts

"Helpful Tips for Writing Assignments." ( PDF )

"General Comments on Essays." ( PDF )

Van Evera, Stephen. "How to Write a Paper." ( PDF ) (Courtesy of Stephen Van Evera. Used with permission.)

Cohen, Joshua. "Some Rules of Thumb for Writing Papers." ( PDF ) (Courtesy of Joshua Cohen. Used with permission.)

Cooper, Kim. " Tips on Grammar, Punctuation, and Style ." Harvard College Writing Center, 1999.

Saltz, Laura, et al. " Revising the Draft ." Harvard College Writing Center, 1998.

Perelman, Leslie, James Paradis, and Edward Barrett. " Using Source Language Appropriately ." Section 10.1 in The Mayfield Handbook of Technical and Science Writing . New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2001.

Essays

Brief details about each essay assignment are given below.

Essay 1

Topic: This assignment involves working with biographical representations of social identity.
First draft due: Week #5
First draft returned: Week #6
Final draft due: Week #7

Essay 2

Topic: This assignment involves working with popular culture representations of social identity.
First draft due: Week #9
First draft returned: Week #10
Final draft due: Week #11

Essay 3

Topic: This assignment involves comparing several course readings on the topic of social identity.
Optional first draft due: Week #12
Optional first draft returned: Week #13
Final draft due: Week #14
Presentations in class: Week #15