Multilingual Education in South/Southeast Asia
Writing Assignments and Other Tasks
You are expected to do a number of writing projects and to do
them in stages so that writing can be commented upon, critiqued,
help can be provided, and improvement takes place over time. We will be
writing about language and society in S. Asia, but we will be paying attention
to the craft of research and expository writing as well. This requires
deadlines which will be rigidly adhered to, and time management
on the part of students. For an idea of what I expect students to do
in writing projects, see Helpful
Hints I also provide a `Critique Sheet' which I will use to critique
Due Dates for Assignments:
- Due Monday, Jan. 31: Hand in
one paragraph describing the person (or family) you have located whose
linguistic biography you will be reporting on.
- Monday, Feb. 28th: due date
for linguistic biography of the speaker you have chosen.
- Monday, March 28th: due date
for revised version of linguistic biography
you already handed in.
- Due Dates: Large Project.
The longer project, which you will be doing the major writing
on, has the following schedule:
- Monday, February 14: One page
description of your proposed project, with some bibliography that you have
already located and know is available. Before this date, you will
meet with me on an individual basis (schedule an appointment) to discuss
the feasibility of your project.
- Monday February 21st
Hand in a longer statement of purpose and fuller bibliography
of your intended project. What you will do, how you will do it, how
you will relate it to themes and material covered in this course. (This
is the deadline that was previously listed as Feb. 13th)
March 4-13: Spring Break!
- Monday, March 14.
Hand in some connected prose writing that begins to address
the issues you wish to deal with in your project. We will be looking for
content as well as good form here.
- Monday, March 28th
Hand in a semi-final draft of your project. This will be an almost
finished product, as finished as you can make it, still allowing for
some critique by your instructor, to give you time to polish it some more
by the end of the semester.
- Monday April 25th
Final Draft due. This will
the changes you will have
made in response to our previous suggestions, and other work you will have
done on the project.
The topic of the longer project is to write about some topic we have
dealt with in class. During our conferences, we can discuss possible topics.
To help you understand the requirements for this writing project, see my
home page http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/~haroldfs/helphint.html).
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