MODERN SEA LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION
PRESENTATION AND TERM PAPER
Graduate students will make a 20-minute class presentation. In addition, all students choosing to write a term paper will receive two extra credits. See syllabus for details. Below are some guidelines for presentations and term papers.
1. Good organization, exhibiting clarity, unity, coherence, and (above all) careful analysis will be required to receive a high grade for your presentation and term paper. For the Presentation, please include a Title, an Outline, and a short Bibliography; for the Term Paper, a Title and Table of Contents is required, as well as a Bibliography. As for organization, consider one of two logical possibilities. (A) Aim for broad coverage of your topic, selecting a goodly number of interesting features from your author and the society he or she represents. (B) Aim for depth of analysis of a single work, or perhaps just a single episode that is rich in implications for interpreting the author's overall work.
2. The Presentation and Term Paper should have an Introduction, a Main Body, and a Conclusion. The Introduction should include an overview or "abstract" explaining what the paper is about. The Conclusion should sum up the main points that you wish to be remembered by your audience, including not only the instructor, but your classmates, and the community of SEA scholars.
3. For the sake of page-counting for term papers, the text will be counted independently of bibliography. The preferred length for graduate student papers is 15 pages plus bibliography; for undergraduates, 10 pages plus bibliography.
4. Although it is your responsibility to select a topic and organize your presentation and term paper, you are encouraged to discuss these matters with the instructor and to seek his advice.