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Extra Credit

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Extra Credit Term Paper Option Extra Credit "Lecture" Option
Handing in Extra Credit Papers On-Line Writing Assistance

You may earn extra credit by . . .

  1. writing a term paper supplementing any topic related to Cultural Anthropology, and / or

  2. by attending a lecture and writing a paper on the lecture, or reviewing an approved equivalent (for e.g., a video critique/review)

You may do one extra credit term paper and / or one extra credit "lecture" option.


Papers are Due to your Moodle folder

Extra Credit papers are due to your Moodle logo. folder on Thursday, 28 June 2012

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APA Sample Papers
Sample APA Paper: Definitions of Online Communication
Sample APA Paper: Adolescent Depression

MLA Sample Papers
MLA Undergraduate Sample Paper: Andrew Carnegie
MLA Sample Papers: Nineteenth Century Farming Handbooks

Extra Credit Term Paper Option

Extra Credit papers are due to your Moodle logo. folder on Thursday, 28 June 2012

This is basically an introductory course in which we will cover a broad spectrum of topics in a limited manner. Extra credit term papers allow you to cover one or two of those topics in a more comprehensive fashion.

You may write on any topic related to this course, but your paper must reflect work and include materials not considered a normal part of this course.

Extra credit work should be more comprehsive and detailed than the Case Study. Essentially the extra credit paper should be a "normal" term paper.

In Cultural Anthropology extra credit term papers usually run 8 - 12 pages, including a separate title page and a separate "Works Cited" or "References" page.

Your paper(s) should be on SOME OTHER TOPIC than your case study focus. You may choose anything discussed in the lectures or the text other than the case study topic(s).

If you have not had a lot of experience writing term papers, this option provides an excellent opportunity to develop your writing skills. It also usually results in a higher grade for the course.

Extra credit term papers can earn up to 100 points -- if they are turned in on time (ca. 9%) . For example . . .

      • C-grade papers receive 73 points
      • B-grade papers receive 83 points
      • A-grade papers receive 93-100 points

      ("curve")

Extra credit term papers:

  • Extra Credit papers are due to your Moodle logo. folder on Thursday, 28 June 2012

  • Paper Due to your Moodle folder

  • will not be accepted if they are late, unless you have received prior permission to hand in the paper after the deadline

  • must be word-processed

  • Style: For the Paper, academic

  • Format: Any standard format and citation convention (APA, MLA, Turabian-Chicago . . . )
    • doublespaced
    • with one-inch margins all around
    • with body type font 11 or 12
    • illustrations, tables, figures, diagrams . . . may be included, but must be properly placed and cited
  • must follow conventional college writing guidelines. These can be reviewed at any of the following sites . . .
owl_purdue
The Purdue Online Writing Lab
<http://owl.english.purdue.edu/>

Paradigm Online Writing Assistant
<http://www.powa.org/>

Lunsford’s The St. Martin's Handbook, 6th Ed. on-line site
<http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/smhandbook6e/Player/index.aspx>

Soc-Anth Writing Guide
<http://www.d.umn.edu/socanth/home/guideind.php>

Other web resources can be found on the UMD "Writing Labs, On-Line Assisstance, and Reference Works" page.

  • A note on Wikipedia and the like . . . 

Where do I begin a project?

Your textbooks and class materials are the best place are most often the best place to start.

Using Wikipedia and Desk References

It is fine for you to begin a project by consulting with Wikipedia (and similar on-line sources of encyclopaedic-type information) but you should be aware that the Wikipedia entries are open-source and are not checked and verified in the same manner as other reference materials. And sometimes the entries are confusing (have a look at "Macedonia," for example).

And Wikipedia, should you use it, should only be a starting point.

Wikipedia

It is also OK to start out your research by consulting reference works such as encyclopedias, dictionaries and lexica, glosaries, other general reference works, and the like, but this stage should only be a preliminary preparation for more focused and in-depth research work.

For a college research paper you should also have a look at other references, either traditional materials from the library, or on-line materials from sources like UMD E-Journal Locator, JSTOR, etc., or books and manuscripts On-Line. That is to say Wikipedia and the other reference-type sources listed should not be your only source of information. And you must add your own evaluations, comparisons, development, criticisms, critiques, and the like to any reference materials used. Simply cutting and pasting information from sources is not sufficient to satisfy the requirements of either a required or extra-credit research paper.

Your paper should reflect a synthesis and evaluation of materials researched.

for your research papers try the
UMD Library > Research Tools and Resources >
Assignment Calculator
<http://www.d.umn.edu/lib/assign/>


UMD Library Assignment Calculator
Paper is due to
Moodle assigment area

Extra Credit, Lecture Option

Boiled down to the essentials, the requirements for a review extra credit paper are fairly simple:

  1. For the film/lecture review extra credit you need to watch/attend a film or a lecture

Cultural Anthropology On-Line Lectures

  1. Your report should be a page and a half or so, with two parts . . .

    1. a summary of the film or lecture, andyour reaction to and evaluation of it

    2. additional information on style, length . . .is below

If you have other films or lectures in mind, just check in with their titles or other information.

You may do one extra credit film / lecture review
and / or one extra credit Case Study option

 

(Please Note: For the Film / Lecture Review Option you must choose a feature-length film or a documentary relevant to the class that is not assigned in class.)

Cultural Anthropology On-Line Lectures

due to your Moodle folder within forty-eight hours of the event

Public lectures are often given at the Depot in Duluth, at the Art Institute, at the Fairlawn Mansion and Museum in Superior, and on the college campuses in the Twin Ports area.

You can receive extra credit by attending a public lecture relating to Cultural Anthropology, and writing up a brief paper on the event.

Qualifying lectures will be announced in class and on your personal e-mail account. And if you see a lecture that you think might qualify, ask about it.

A public lecture summary paper should contain at least two parts:

    1. a summary of the talk or presentation, and,

    2. your personal reaction to the presentation

Lecture Option Papers:

  • due to your Moodle folder within forty-eight hours of the event

  • may earn an extra 30 points (ca. 2.7%)

  • reviews may be short (two to three well-written high-quality pages)

    • figure about 250 words per normal double-spaced page with one-inch margins and 11 or 12 point fonts

  • must be word-processed

  • must follow conventional college writing guidelines. These can be reviewed at any of the following sites . . .
owl_purdue
The Purdue Online Writing Lab
<http://owl.english.purdue.edu/>

Paradigm Online Writing Lab
Paradigm Online Writing Assistant
<http://www.powa.org/>

Lunsford’s The St. Martin's Handbook, 6th Ed. on-line site
<http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/smhandbook6e/Player/index.aspx>

Soc-Anth Writing Guide
<http://www.d.umn.edu/socanth/home/guideind.php>

Other web resources can be found on the UMD "Writing Labs, On-Line Assisstance, and Reference Works" page.

  • For your footnotes, "Works Cited" or "References" ("bibliography"), and other matters like that, use either the APA (American Psychological Association) citation style, the MLA (Modern Language Association) style, the CMS (Chicago) style, or the CBE (Council of Biology Editors) style. Don't make up your own. See the OWL Sample Papers below for examples . . .

OWL logo, Online Writing Lab, Purdue University.
APA Sample Papers
Sample APA Paper: Definitions of Online Communication
Sample APA Paper: Adolescent Depression

MLA Sample Papers
MLA Undergraduate Sample Paper: Andrew Carnegie
MLA Sample Papers: Nineteenth Century Farming Handbooks


for your research papers try the
UMD Library > Research Tools and Resources >
Assignment Calculator
<http://www.d.umn.edu/lib/assign/>


UMD Library Assignment Calculator
Paper is due to
Moodle assigment area

Handing in Extra Credit Papers

  • Extra Credit papers are due to your Moodle logo. folder on Thursday, 28 June 2012

  • papers must be word-processed

  • Late papers will not be accepted unless you have made prior arrangements

  • When you upload your Cultural Anthropology extra credit paper to your Moodle folder call your file something like . . .

    your e-mailname_assignment_name
    [your email name is your University of Minnesota Internet ID (X.500 user name)]

    e.g., smit0013_CA_extracredit

  • Include the following information on your paper:

    • name
    • date
    • course number
    • quarter
    • "Extra Credit Paper"

  • Style: For the Paper, academic

  • Format: Any standard format and citation convention (APA, MLA, Turabian-Chicago . . . )
    • doublespaced
    • with one-inch margins all around
    • with body type font 11 or 12
    • illustrations, tables, figures, diagrams . . . may be included, but must be properly placed and cited

This course is governed by the . . .

University of Minnesota Duluth Student Academic Integrity Policy
<http://www.d.umn.edu/conduct/integrity/Academic_Integrity_Policy.htm>

UMD Office of Student and Community Standards
<http://www.d.umn.edu/conduct/>

"Academic dishonesty tarnishes UMD's reputation and discredits the accomplishments of students. UMD is committed to providing students every possible opportunity to grow in mind and spirit. This pledge can only be redeemed in an environment of trust, honesty, and fairness. As a result, academic dishonesty is regarded as a serious offense by all members of the academic community. In keeping with this ideal, this course will adhere to UMD's Student Academic Integrity Policy, which can be found at [http://www.d.umn.edu/conduct/integrity/Academic_Integrity_Policy.htm]. This policy sanctions students engaging in academic dishonesty with penalties up to and including expulsion from the university for repeat offenders." — UMD Educational Policy Committee, Jill Jensen, Chair (08/16/2007)

and the UMD Student Conduct Code
<http://www.d.umn.edu/conduct/code/>

and the

Student Conduct Code Statement (students' rights)
<http://www.d.umn.edu/conduct/conduct/conduct-statement.html>

The instructor will enforce and students are expected to follow the University's Student Conduct Code [http://www1.umn.edu/regents/policies/academic/Student_Conduct_Code.html]. Appropriate classroom conduct promotes an environment of academic achievement and integrity. Disruptive classroom behavior that substantially or repeatedly interrupts either the instructor's ability to teach, or student learning, is prohibited. Disruptive behavior includes inappropriate use of technology in the classroom. Examples include ringing cell phones, text-messaging, watching videos, playing computer games, doing email, or surfing the Internet on your computer instead of note-taking or other instructor-sanctioned activities." — UMD Educational Policy Committee, Jill Jensen, Chair (08/16/2007)

Instructor and Student Responsibilities Policy

AVISO!

A Note on Extra Credit Papers

Failure to comply with the above codes and standards when submitting an Extra Credit paper will result in a penalty commensurate with the lapse, up to and including an F final grade for the course, and, at a minimum, a reduction in total points no fewer than the points available for the Extra Credit project. The penalty will not simply be a zero for the project, and the incident will be reported to the UMD Academic Integrity Officer in the Office of Student and Community Standards.

 

A Note on "Cutting and Pasting" without the Use of Quotation Marks
(EVEN IF you have a citation to the source somewhere in your paper)

If you use others' words and/or works you MUST so indicate that with the use of quotation marks. Failure to use quotation marks to indicate that the materials are not of your authorship constitutes plagiarism—even if you have a citation to the source elsewhere in your paper/work.

Patterned failure to so indicate that the materials are not of your own authorship will result in an F grade for the course.

Other instances of improper attribution will result in a 0 (zero) for the assignment (or a reduction in points equal to the value of an Extra Credit paper), and a reduction of one grade in the final grade of the course.

All incidents will be reported to the UMD Academic Integrity Officer in the Office of Student and Community Standards as is required by University Policy.

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