Final Paper Guidelines
Here are some guidelines for your final paper.
- Your paper should not be a research paper. You should draw
heavily on the readings we've done, but there's no need to do
- Your final paper should be synthetic and analytic: make
connections, analyze, draw conclusions, take a position, stake out
- Your paper should be around five to eight pages in length.
- Before writing, have a clear idea of who your intended audience
- I recommend writing in the first person.
- Your paper should be typed or word-processed, and you should fully
cite all sources. I don't care what format you use, but you should be
- Feel free to use a format other than a standard essay.
If you plan on trying out any of these "non-standard" formats, please
let me know beforehand.
- An open letter. The letter could be backward in time (e.g. to
Oppenheimer in 1950), or current, or to someone in the future (perhaps
to a scientist in 2050).
- An op-ed piece or an opinion piece for a magazine or newspaper.
- A work of fiction.
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