â–º Paper Composition: The 4-page research paper must be written in introduction-body-conclusion format and should include accurate use of in-text citations as well as a bibliography. At least 4 references must be
used (see below). Aside from the few mandatory content elements listed below, you are free to focus your paper on any aspect of the site that interests you.
- Mandatory Content:
- Essay Format:
o Name/Classinformationlistedintop-rightcorner(single-spaced) ï‚§ First & last name
ï‚§ Class / Day / Start time ï‚§ Semester o ReferencesCitedpage,ifneeded,followingAAAformat(seebelow) â–º References: At least 4 references must be used, one of which may be from a reliable website. The course textbook and lectures may not be used as a primary source. Outside sources must be cited (1) within the text, and (2) in a separate References Cited page. In-text references and quote formats, as well as the References Cited format MUST follow the American Anthropologist style guide (a journal of the American Anthropological Association, AAA). A link to the American Anthropologist style guide is provided in the Course Documents & Resources area of CANVAS.
- Information for:
o In-textcitationsofquotationscanbefoundonpage4 ï‚§ Format: (author date:page #) ï‚§ Example: â€œ……………..â€ (Murray 2000:7).
o In-textcitationsofparaphrasedinformationcanbefoundonpage5 ï‚§ Format: (author date) ï‚§ Example: ……………… (Murray 2000). o ReferencesCitedformatsstartonpage7 ï‚§ Please visit office hours if you need clarification.
- Please note: scanned/digitized academic and periodical articles that are accessed through library databases, such as EBSCO Host, JSTOR and Project Muse, are not considered websites and may be used freely.
- Textbooks may not be used as a source for your paper. â–º Plagiarism: Make sure to clearly distinguish your thoughts and ideas from those of others by using in- text citations and a References Cited list. Plagiarism is surprisingly easy to detect, and will be dealt with harshly. Once submitted to Canvas, student papers will automatically be ran through turnitin, a plagiarism detection program. â–º Grading Procedures: The assignment will be graded based upon an analysis of the following elements: – Meeting the deadline – Accuracy of information
o Thoroughoverview/summaryofthesiteanditsprimaryfeatures o Significantsiteinterpretations
See the Overview of Plagiarism & Turnitin, posted in the Course Documents & Resources
area of CANVAS, to learn more about how the program will be used.
– Following directions – Completeness
– Written Performance
– Spelling & Grammar
– Citations (appropriate use & accuracy)