This assignment asks you to present a distinctively personal response to assigned course readings, in three separate papers. There are many ways to appropriately engage course material for this assignment; but essentially, you can discuss anything of interest to you as long as you do the following:

Your task is to think about what you read in the assigned chapters, sort it out in a way that makes sense (or is useful) to you, and offer your "personal take" on the material. With that in mind:

Use only assigned readings (as listed on the syllabus), classroom material (including your notes), and your own ideas (or personal experiences) for this assignment. Using other ("outside") sources constitutes cheating and could subject you to disciplinary action.

The word count for each paper (excluding your reference list) should be at least 1000 words and no more than 1200 words.

I'll use a rubric to evaluate your paper and email you a grade report when it's ready.


Your paper must be typewritten and double–spaced, use a single standard font with 1–1¼" margins throughout, and include a (typed) word count.

Citations must be employed as needed and conform fully to the author–date style described in Chapters 18-19 of Turabian's Manual for Writers. (You'll need to properly include, place, and style all the required information—exactly as detailed in Turabian's Manual.) Papers submitted with improperly formatted citations will receive a 10-point score reduction. Papers submitted without (both) parenthetical citations and a reference list may be refused and assigned a score of zero.

Email each paper as a PDF file attachment, sent from your "" email address, before 4:00 p.m. on the indicated date (below). Name each file attachment "307 Paper x Surname" (substituting the paper number for "x" and your own last name for "Surname"). I'll only accept papers in PDF format; papers submitted in any other file format will be refused and assigned a score of zero.


Paper No. Chapters Due Date
Paper 1 Chs. 1-3 Sun, Feb 25
Paper 2 Chs. 4-7 Sun, Apr 8
Paper 3 Chs. 8-11 Tue, May 8