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Updates and reminders from yesterday’s workshop

Yesterday in class I made a few general comments regarding revisions for your essays. I have repeated them below for your convenience.

  1. If you are struggling to stay within the 1000-1200 word limit, you may go up to 1500 words. No more than 1500. There is value in learning how to limit yourself and prioritize information. EVERYONE please include a word count at the bottom of your paper.
  2. Be careful with the amount of summary for your selected text. Choose only the  parts most essential for understanding the text and setting up your analysis.
  3. If you find that more summary is necessary, try to combine summary in analysis. You might give a brief general summary, and provide additional summary as you connect the points to the analysis/ dolmage’s myths.
  4. Make sure you have a clear thesis statement. Some of you had one, but it was not clear. Some papers were missing one altogether, or only made an assertive claim halfway or towards the end of the paper. See the assignment sheet for a template syllabus.
  5. Please make sure you also discuss the significance of the representation you have discussed. You can do this throughout the analysis and/or in your conclusion, whatever is most appropriate for your paper.


Additional things:

  1. Please make sure your paper is double-spaced, at least the hardcopy you will turn in in class. I do not require a specific format until I teach it in class. As long as you include at least name and the date, that is fine (no student IDs).
  2. You will turn in your paper online to the appropriate folder. You will also bring a paper copy and any workshop materials with comments (print out if necessary). See course policy on syllabus for further instructions.
  3. Don’t forget to review the disability rights timeline posted in the readings folder. It’s long. Skimming is acceptable.



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