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WRIT 105CR (Hammer, Fall 2021): Paper Assignment

Paper Assignment


Writing 105CR--Hammer
Research Paper Assignment

You will select one culture and a specific form of art from that culture (music, dance, film, theater, paintings, murals, oral/written storytelling, etc.) to research and write a paper on a topic of your choice that directly relates to the theme of this course—see course description on syllabus. After researching the topic, you will formulate a “Level 3 research question” for your paper. Your research question should be a specific question that can be researched and supported with scholarly evidence in a 10-15 page paper, but that cannot be definitively answered. Your paper will present an argument, as well as take into consideration alternative arguments to your own and rebut them. In addition, you will need to explain the significance of your argument.


You are required to use at least TEN credible, non-dictionary, non-encyclopedic, secondary sources that are scholarly. You, of course, are welcome (and encouraged) to use more than ten secondary, scholarly sources. Moreover, you can use primary sources, non-scholarly credible sources, and/or encyclopedic sources; just be sure to cite those sources and be aware of the fact that they will not count as part of the ten minimum secondary, scholarly sources required for the essay.

Please note that you are required to upload copies of the front page of each of your sources to GauchoSpace (or the entire article), as well as copies of all pages from which you cite. Your grade will be docked if you do not submit the copies of the sources (or the front pages of your sources with the pages from which you cited).

Length: 10-15 pages
Font: 12, Times New Roman
Format: typed, double-spaced, MLA style

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