By now, you should be making good progress in doing the research for your paper. This assignment will start you thinking about the structure of your paper. For this assignment, you will turn in a progress report about how your work on the paper is going. It should tell us what you have done up to the time when you print it.
Your progress report must answer the following questions:
After you finish this progress report, you will have also done much of sections 2 and 3 of your final term paper (see the handout Term Paper: Final Report).
As always, if you have questions, please come and see the instructor or a TA, or send us email. We will do our best to get you off to a good start!
Your research progress report must answer the above questions. It should be 2 pages long. Please follow the instructions in the handout All About Lab Exercises and the Term Paper for printing and submitting the progress report.
The progress report counts 20 points toward the 300 points for your term paper (30% of your grade for the course). The points will be distributed as follows:
|Questions you plan to answer||1|
|Organization, development of description of topic||1|
|3 references of at least 7 pages each||3|
|Areas requiring more research||1|
|Specific problems foreseen||1|
|Letter quality printing||1|
|Use of proportional font||1|
|General content and style||6|
The Learning Skills Center in 2205 Dutton Hall (telephone number 752-2013) offers writing assistance. You can make an appointment with a tutor, or just drop in. The Learning Skills Center also offers classes; you can get a schedule for the current quarter there. Please do not hesitate to use these services!