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NEJS 111a Comparative Paper – Biblical Texts NEJS 111a The Hebrew Bible Professor Marc Z. Brettler Spring 2009 Description: Your comparative paper (seven to ten pages, double-spaced) will involve analyzing at least two biblical texts that deal with one of the general topics listed below. Your paper is due electronically via LATTE on April 29 th by 5:00 P.M. This assignment will comprise 30% of your grade. Requirements: In addition to the comparative paper itself, this assignment includes several smaller pre-draft assignments. Each stage of the paper should be discussed with and given/sent to Molly. The entire assignment breaks down as follows: Your topic proposal is due in class on Thursday, March 19 th . Therefore, it is your responsibility to meet with me or with Molly prior to this date regarding any questions you may have about the possible topics. An annotated bibliography is due electronically via LATTE by 5:00 P.M. on March 26 th . A Writing Session dedicated to writing annotated bibliographies will be held in class on March 23 rd . An outline of your paper is due electronically via LATTE by 5:00 P.M. on April 3 rd . The outline may be in any outline form, and should be accompanied with a brief (less than one page) exposition of the major issues and problems you are facing as you think about moving from the outline to the draft. A first draft of your paper is due in class on Wednesday, April 8 th for a peer review session. At this peer review session, you will receive a coversheet that your fellow student will fill out. (You will need to submit this coversheet when you hand in your revised draft.) You must also send a copy of this first draft to Molly accompanied by a short (up to one page) memo, written in memo form (see ), discussing the current status of the draft and what you hope to improve in the final version (details will follow). You must submit a revised draft accompanied by the coversheet from the peer review session for Molly to check over no later than April 17 th . The final paper due via LATTE on April 29 th should be polished and complete in form and in content. Your final product must also take into account any 1
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