NEJS 111aComparative Paper – Biblical TextsNEJS 111a The Hebrew BibleProfessor Marc Z. BrettlerSpring 2009Description: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 29thby 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 19th. 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 26th. A Writing Session dedicated to writing annotated bibliographies will be held in class on March 23rd.An outline of your paper is due electronically via LATTE by 5:00 P.M. on April 3rd. 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 8thfor 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 whenyou 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 17th. The final paper due via LATTE on April 29thshould be polished and complete in form and in content. Your final product must also take into account any 1
NEJS 111asignificant issues raised by Molly in your earlier draft(s).