I've been discussing the development of the paper with each class:
These are general observations:
1- Thesis: "In this paper I'll defend the idea that" "In this paper I will argue in favor of..."
2- Avoid long wordy paragraphs that go nowhere. Go straight to the point.
3- Don't try to overreach yourself. It's better to discuss a couple of points than pretend to cover the entire subject matter.
4- Avoid sounding bombastic, "I will analyze" instead of "I will logically analyze."
I'd like to have two-and-a-half pages, this Thursday (for T,R 9:50am class), Friday (for MWF 11-1:50am class) and next Tuesday for (T 5:40pm class).
This should include, revised title, revised introduction, your position, your opponent's position and about one or two paragraphs into the discussion.
The paper is to be sent to my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please, in addition to your name, specify class & time. for example:
Philosophy Paper, John Doe, Phi 2010 MWF 11am
Format: Times New Roman, 12 point font. Double spaced. Spell and Grammar checked