245 Prompt - progress report and bibliography is due March...

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The main out-of-class assignment for this course is to write a paper that takes a side in one of the debates found in Debating the Presidency, choosing your debate from Chapters 1, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, or 12. Your essay should not rely exclusively or even mostly on the Debating book, although that will be your point of departure. You should draw evidence from the other assigned readings in the course, as well as from several outside sources. Also, although the assignment calls on you to take a side, you should discuss the other side fairly and make reasoned arguments to explain why the case for your side is more persuasive. You may choose your topic, with my approval. As indicated above, a one-paragraph statement of your topic is due February 7 and a two-page
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Unformatted text preview: progress report and bibliography is due March 18. The bibliography should include either two substantial scholarly books on each president or one such book and a sizable group of scholarly articles or chapters. The paper is due at the start of class on April 22. Late papers will be graded down at a rate of one full grade per day. (For example, an A paper turned in on April 23 will receive a B.) No extensions will be granted. The paper must be 1,300 to 1,600 words long, not counting citations. (The length limit will be enforced.) You may discuss the topic of your paper with others, but the paper you submit must be entirely your own work, in conformance with the Honor Code....
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course PSCI 245 taught by Professor Nelson during the Spring '08 term at Vanderbilt.

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