|The goal of this seminar is to help students writing a draft of their graduation paper in American Literature. |
Course readings will be chosen in conjunction with students' interests and will vary depending on the subjects chosen by students.
|Students will learn to select and narrow a research topic. |
Students will be able to find and gather information on their chosen topic, and begin to work on it.
Students will develop their critical and discursive skills.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will have written a first draft of their graduation thesis.
|Each week, students will be required to complete some assignments (reading and/or writing).|
|Example of a Schedule:|
Week 1: Introduction
Week 2: Deciding research topics
Week 3: Deciding research topics
Week 4: Gathering materials (Library)
Week 5: Gathering materials (Internet)
Week 6: Analysis and discussion
Week 7: Presentations (1)
Week 8: Presentations (2)
Week 9: Writing an outline (1)
week 10: Writing an outline (2)
Week 11: How to use the MLA Style
Week 12: Writing a draft of the thesis (1)
Week 13: Writing a draft of the thesis (2)
Week 14: Writing a draft of the thesis (3)
Week 15: Writing a draft of the thesis (4)
|No textbook is required. Course materials will be provided.|
|Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2009. |
|In-class participation and regular assignments: 50%|
Draft of the Graduation Paper: 50%
|The quality of the assignments.|
The quality of the draft of the Graduation Paper:
*It follows MLA style.
*It cites scholarly sources.
*It is well-structured.
*The thesis is clearly stated.