Course Schedule

Introduction

Week 1

January 16 : Introductions & Structure of the Course

Workshop on choosing a topic and a method of delivering information on that topic: Research paper, exhibit, documentary film. One-to-One meetings with me.

January 20, by 5:oo first research blog entry: Statement of Purpose.

Research, Methods, and Approaches

Week 2

January 23

1: Crash course in research tools

2: “Elevator pitch”: Prepare a 5-minute oral “Elevator Pitch” for your project. Imagine we know nothing about your project and “sell” it to use. Plan to tell us what the question is that you’re going to answer in your thesis and how you are going to go about answering it.

January 27, by 5:00 second research blog entry is due: update us on the interesting sources you’ve found and where you’ve turned for an overview or background reading on your topic. Include an image.

 Week 3

January 30

1: Discussion of what makes a good secondary source and reconciling sources.

2: Methods and Approaches

**Project/Paper Proposal is due, Upload to Canvas, and bring two paper copies to class

Sunday Research Blog

Week 4

February 6: Field Trip to the Special Collections Research Center at Paley Library

You should be outlining and writing about your topic this week.

**Storyboards are Due, Upload to Canvas

Sunday Research Blog

Week 5

February 13

1: Incorporating Quotations like a pro and Chicago Style Q&A

2: One-on-One meetings

Sunday Research Blog

Writing, Writing Workshops, and Peer Support

Week 6

February 20

Workshop: Historiographical Sections

**Draft of 600-800 historiographical section due; Upload to Canvas, and bring two paper copies to class

Sunday Research Blog

Half-Way Point

 Week 7

February 27

Workshop: Beginnings

**Thesis Statement, Full outline, and first two paragraphs due, Upload to Canvas, and bring two paper copies to class

Sunday Research Blog

March  6: NO CLASS – Spring Break

Week 8

March 13

Workshop: Mini-draft 1

***Draft of 2,500 word section of paper using primary sources Upload to Canvas, and bring two paper copies to class

Sunday Research Blog

Week 9

March 20

Workshop: Mini-draft 2

***Draft of 5,000 word section of paper using primary sources Upload to Canvas, and bring two paper copies to class

Meet: Required One-on-One (in my office during class time)

Sunday Research Blog

Week 10

March 27

Writing Retreat – Meet during class or elsewhere to write, write, write, write, Write!

Optional: make an appointment to meet one-on-one

Sunday Research Blog

Week 11

April 3

Workshop: Full Draft

***Full Draft Due, Upload to Canvas, and bring two paper copies to class

Sunday Research Blog

Week 12

April 10

Workshop: Full Draft – Polishing Papers

***Revised Draft Due, Upload to Canvas, and bring two paper copies to class

Sunday Research Blog

Week 13

April 17

Student Presentations (15 minutes each)

Make sure to send me a copy of your presentation or links to it by 10:00AM

Sunday Research/Revisions Blog

Week 14

April 24: Last Day of Class

Wrapping Up

***Final Thoroughly Revised Paper or Project Due by 11:59PM.