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Mini essays - Tuesday April 1 2008 Mini-Essays Length...

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Tuesday, April 1, 2008 Mini-Essays Length:  maximum  of 3 pages (printed, double-spaced) Total Value: 40% of course  Each paper scored out of 10  Due no later than noon Friday of the relevant week Late papers will be docked 1 point per late day References required where appropriate Plagiarism gets the death penalty The Basic Strategy for Writing Mini-Essays The topics below are posed so that you will write on them in a direct and  straightforward way, without jargon, using your own words, while being as clear  and logically organized as possible. The grade you receive for the paper will  reflect the degree to which you really thought through the issue, did not just rely  on dogma, drew on relevant information, and presented the matter clearly  and in  your own words . Another way to conceive of the project is that you are writing an  article for the science section of a newspaper, such as the New York Times, or  the San Diego Union. The point of pitching it at this level is simply to help reduce  the temptation to use jargon, and to help you find a satisfying, clear, and  engaging voice of you own.  There are many sources you may draw upon. First, read or view the assigned  material, and digest it. Then consult  your own head : given what you now know,  what seems reasonable? You should use additional sources of course, such MIT  Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science (on line) and some of the readings  recommended in  Brain-Wise . What I really want is that you give me  your  response, as  you  see it and believe it  after   having really thought about it
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PHIL 136 taught by Professor Churchland during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.

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