As far as the assignments go, the Presentation and the Term Paper are not repititions or duplications.
They aredifferent ways to present the results of your research to different audiences for different purposes.
It is the goal of this pair of assignments combined to give you experience presenting (a) your information to (b) two different audiences for (c) two different purposes.
If you are one who thinks the Term Paper and the formal audience should be first, and the Presentation and the informal audience second, that is a legitimate point of view. But since both can not be first, the model used here is the real-life situation one where a student presents a paper (or poster or whatever) to a student session of a regional meeting of their major (the informal audience), gets feedback from their regional peers, and then develops the project into a formal print version submitted to the regional organization (the formal project to a formal audience).
If you happen to have a major that doesn't have a regional organiztion or a student section, or have not declared a major, then your idea of having the the Term Paper first and Presentation last makes a lot more sense. If that is the case, pretend you have a major-related student section of a regional organization.
Unfortunately, with a class this size, it is not feasible to offer you the option to switch the order of the two.
Student Colleagues in a Regional Professional Organization (i.e., a student paper presented at a regional meeting)
To inform classmates what you have been working on and what you have found interesting, and possibly what you would like to find out more about in the future.
To present the results of personal research to members in a professional forum. (i.e., or, if you prefer, your audience can be the members of a task force of which you are a member, in a company or organization like you would like to work for in the future.)
Formal, following the specific syle and content guidelines of the organization.
(The default guidelines are those commonly accepted for academic college-level term papers in the style format most commonly used by people in your major.)
For further information see your respective
Presentation and Term Paper WebPages.
Your Term Class Project is (1) a Presentation and (2) a Term Paper
your Presentation is basicaly an on-line preliminary report on your Term Paper, to a different audience, and with a different style
Do your Presentation and your Term Paper on the same topic . . . but keep in mind . . .
In the "real world" one often presents materials on the same topic to different audiences and for different purposes and with different styles. This set of requirements is, in addition, to having you research a topic of your interest, intended to give you some practice in presenting to different audiences, with different purposes, and (generally) with different styled. Keep that in mind when you are preparing your Presentation and your Term Paper
NOTE: Because of this you may not simply submit your paper as a presentation, or vice versa
see details with the information on the two tasks on . . .
Begin thinking about your project early in the semester
Talk/communicate with others about what they are doing, and share your ideas
Or something like a "brown bag" luncheon presentation at your library to a mixed-group of curious individuals who normally attend more informal public lectures
Or students at the Student Presentations sections of the Central States Anthropological Society Annual Convention, or the annual regional convention of your major(s) [for example, Sociologists of Minnesota]
To let your audience know what you were working on, and what you found out, and what might be interesting to look at in the future
To get feedback on your Presentation that might be useful in preparing your final Term Paper
NOTE: This is a presentation of a work in progress
for the Presentation, it may be informal
for the Paper, formal academic
Audience for Your Term Paper
Monthly On-line newsletter of the Central States Anthropological Society, or the monthly newsletter of the professional society of your major(s) [for example, Sociologists of Minnesota]
Length of Term Paper
10 - 12 well-written pages, including one title page and one Works Cited (or References) page
QUESTION: "When you put pictures in PowerPoint slides do you have cite them?"
The basic rule is that one needs to cite everything used that is not of their own creation. There are different ways to do that.
For a presentation you can list the sources of the images on one or more slide (if you are using slides) at the end; that is, all of the references can be at the end; they do not necessarily have to be with each picture (that is, in a Presentation; in the Term Paper, each image must be identified, and the source given).
If you are doing a web site, it is acceptable to link the picture to its source (which is the system I use on most of the images for the class web pages).
You can also add a link an image in a PowerPoint slide, but, in the end, that can be very confusing when a viewer or presenter clicks on an image accidentally and is taken away from the Presentation to the web site (or other source) of the picture.
Have a look at the information below, and if you have any questions, please let me know.
The use of images is one of the great strengths of using WebPages. Images help explain your point, and they allow you to present information quickly, clearly and concisely. And they generally make your work look more interesting.
Identify your images with concise headings.
When you include an image, place it as close as possible to the part of the text that it illustrates. Place images in the most appropriate locations; do not simply add them at the beginning or the end of your paper.
At the bottom of each image, include the source of information and any other relevant notes. Make sure each image has an accurate title.
In your Presentation make sure each image has an accurate title. And at the bottom of each image, include the source of information and any other relevant notes, but do that part in tiny fonts.
Images help explain your point, and they allow you to present information quickly, clearly and concisely. And they generally make your work look more interesting. Number your images and include concise headings. And you must have at least one reference to each illustration . . . in the text.
When you include an image in your Term Paper, place it as close as possible to the part of the text that it illustrates. Place images in the most appropriate locations; do not simply add them at the beginning or the end of your paper. If your image is bigger or longer than fits on the page where it should ideally go, indicate its position with instructions set off by lines above and below and place each image on a separate page immediately following the inserted instructions as with the following example.
Insert Image 1 about here
At the bottom of each image, include the source of information and any other relevant notes. Do not number these notes in the same series as the content notes. Make sure each image has an accurate title.
Number your images consecutively, in the order mentioned in the text. Number figures, diagrams, and illustrations similarly, but separately.
In the text, refer to images, tables, figures, illustrations ... by their number. For example:
"Image 1 illustrates the relationship between the femur and its attached muscles.@
". . . these correlations support the hypothesis (see Figure 1)."
Somewhere in your paper you should include an identification of and credits for your cover image. You can do this on the “Works Cites” or “References” page. This information is usually not included on the cover page.
Main Due Dates for Project Materials
(You will be given reminders during the semester.)
su2023 Live Chat for Picking a Project Topic
Week 2, Tuesday, 13 June 2023, 7:00-8:00 CDT Sign in on .
These are optional. If you can not make them live e-mail or e-Zoom.
Your topic/subject should be something that you, personally, are interested in
Your topic/subject can be almost anything you like, but it must be related to the Anthropology of Food course
You may use materials from the textbook, class slides, and class videos--and, in fact, it is often an excellent idea to integrate class materials into your Project.
Butthe main focus of your project should be on materials that are not required for the class.
The informal "proposal" itself can be very straightforward:
The Informal Proposal is a simple statement (preferably in a Word document) of . . .
"Here's what I'm interested in doing. . . ."
"Here's why I'm interested in that. . . ."
"Here's what I think will be useful for that project. . . ."
"What do you think?"
. . .
Your Informal Proposal can be something like . . .
"I'm thinking about doing a project on X or Y, but can't make up my mind."
"Here's what I'm interested in, and why. . . ."
Here are some things that look like they might be useful for the project. . . ."
"What do you think?"
"What I think will be useful" means that you should include 3 or 4 items like references to materials and activities (such as interviewing someone . . .) that you think would be helpful to your in working on your project. (No, you do not have to do an interview; that's just one possibility.)
"Items" can be articles, short videos, photographs, books, interviews, personal experience. . . .
If you include a reference to a source on the web, be sure to give its full reference (not just the URL). For a web page your full reference should look something like the one below (include as much of this material as is available for the site[s] you are looking at):
NOTE: Try to work an analytical section into your Presentation and Paper, and at least think about approaching your Anth of Food term Project from the traditional "four-field" approach of American Anthropology. If the "four-field" approach does not work as a major appoach, consider at least addressing in summary form the relationship of your chosen topic(s) to traditional American Anthropology.
s2023 Wk 14 Term Paper (up to 400 points) due by Sunday, 23 April 2023
AVISO: Late Term Papers will not be accepted unless (1) arrangements for an alternate date have been arranged in advance, or (2) medical emergencies or similar extraordinary unexpected circumstances make it unfeasible to turn in the assignment by the announced due date. Why?
When relevant to your topic be sure to work in what is happening now; that is, where appropriate, relate it to current affairs.
And with both your Presentation and your Term Paper be sure to relate your Project materials to the materials considered in class.
For e.g., if you are doing a project on the role of fire/cooking in prehistoric times include relevant items fromEating Culture, 2nd Edition, The Omnivore's Dilemma, and/or The Language of Food . . .
and from the relevant class slides, for e.g., from Diet and Human Evolution: Introduction
and from the relevant class film(s), for e.g., from Did Cooking Make Us Human?
The Writers' Workshop offers free one-to-one writing support to all members of UMD's campus community. Sessions are held synchronously online or in-person with a graduate student or faculty consultant. Feel free to bring any writing project at any stage in the writing process. To make an appointment, visit d.umn.edu/writwork or stop by the Workshop’s front desk located on the second floor of Martin Library and visit with Jill Jenson and her staff. Walk-ins are welcome if a consultant is available.
Look for the Workshop’s trademark wall mural covered with quotations about writing.
Students in this class have permission to see a Writers’ Workshop consultant for all take-home exams.
No credit given for work determined to be created in part or whole by ChatGPT or its equivalent artificial intelligence tool.
. "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
— UMD Educational Policy Committee, Jill Jensen, Chair
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
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.