Requirements and Grading:
Three 7assessment papers: 339 ea'hThree ton meetin/ papers: ;- 1* or 0* &inal /rade points
one assessment paper 'an e repla'ed y a /enealo/i'al pro,e't that uses +n'estry"'omThe
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ea'h should e 2-4 pa/es" <ou ha!e &i!e opportunities to rite the three papers" They are intended to e analyti' eer'ises drain/ stron/ 'on'lusions aout the e!olution o& .ermont oth physi'ally and 'on'eptually" Ea'h paper should possess a stron/ thesis statement that re&le'ts dis'iplined*
thinin/* supported ell y &a'tual in&ormation* hi'h needs to e 'ited =pre&eraly in &ootnotes>" The ea't nature o& these papers ill e des'ried in 'lass" ?rades on papers are determined y per&orman'e in three areas: &orm* stru'ture* and 'ontent" <our paper must e as /rammati'ally 'orre't as possile" 5t must ha!e a stron/* 'lear thesis statement in its introdu'tion =hi'h is reiterated in the 'on'lusion>* and &ollo a 'oherent line o& reasonin/ throu/h lo/i'ally-stru'tured para/raphs" There ill e si ton meetin/s interspersed throu/hout the semester"
times durin/ the semester* students must turn in a
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in a 'lass 'ontainin/ a ton meetin/" These ill e short responses to at least to o& the primary do'uments assi/ned &or that ton meetin/" @urther dire'tions* and primary do'ument assi/nments* ill e /i!en durin/ the semester" These are intended not only to stimulate online dis'ussion* ut also to &or'e students to thin
aout hat they ha!e learned in le'tures and readin/* and not simply tae a passi!e approa'h to their or" (hen ritin/ these papers* students ill e ased to put themsel!es in the minds o& past .ermontersA you mi/ht ell e ased to rite a paper sympatheti' to a position ith hi'h you dont ne'essarily a/ree" These papers ill re'ei!e /rades indi'atin/ hether a point has een added to your &inal 'ourse /rade" To /ain a 71* papers should not e random spe'ulation* ut instead opinions ell in&ormed y 'ited 'ourse material* su'h as our tetoo" +t the same time* students should ha!e &un ith them* and try to mae them entertainin/"