Resources

Updated Wednesday 12/12/12

Assignments:

Group Presentation assignment
PDF: GroupPresentAssign

Midterm, due electronically
PDF:F12AltMidterm

Short assignment, due electronically

Sandy make-up class assignment as a Google Doc
Update 12/10: This assignment is now OPTIONAL. It will count for extra credit for those who choose to do it.

Final paper, due electronically
PDF: BlkArtsFinPaper_F12
Update 12/12/12: Deadline is extended to Friday, December 28, 2012

Final exam guide: “Zen and the Art of Finals” (with apologies to Robert Pirsig)
PDF:Zen and the Art of Finals

Citation help and resources

My classes generally require the Modern Language Association’s (MLA) style of citing sources. Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab (OWL) guide is basically your one-stop source for answering the question of “How do I cite that?”. They can also help you detangle the intricacies of different formats your other classes might ask for: just follow the links.

Once you figure out what things should look like, then check out the Metro NY Library Council’s guide to citation managers and let the robots do some of the crunching for you.

A quick tour through MLA formatting. This brief intro may be helpful to some of you. Again, see the Purdue OWL for more detailed guides to all common citation styles: MLA, APA, and Chicago style. No Gangnam Style, though :-).