Please respect the deadline which is in both your and my
interest. You will be glad you did when the deadlines for other assignments arrive.
Late submissions will be penalised.
All essays should be submitted to me in person or, if I
am not on campus, left with a secretary in the departmental office.
If you follow the latter route, it is in your interest to get a receipt from the
secretary in question.
Please also collect the corrected essays from me in
person. (I will leave all papers uncollected by the time of the final exam in the
Do not write
more than the length stipulated.
ESSAY WRITING GUIDELINES
Poorly presented and documented essays will be penalised.
Essays must be written according to the
formal guidelines laid
out in The MLA Handbook.
This means that all references must be correctly documented and your essay
must be accompanied by a list of Works Consulted according to the MLA Guidelines.
For further help with your
please consult my Essay Writing Resources located
Please familiarise yourself with the following handouts in particular:
My Essay Writing Guide
Some Do's and Dont's
The paper should be type-written;
The paper should be double-spaced;
Pages should be numbered;
Please insert a word count at the end.
Please do not submit essays by e-mail as an attachment: a hard
copy must be submitted.
Please do not submit your
paper in a plastic folder or any other kind of covering: the paper itself
You should keep a copy of the term paper for yourself in case the one
submitted gets lost.
You should not merely regurgitate material drawn from my handouts: essays
should demonstrate evidence of detailled engagement with the primary
sources (i.e. the required readings) in question and, where necessary,
relevant secondary sources. In fact, try
refer to my notes at all.
Since Module I is tested by the term paper, the final exam will test knowledge of
the remaining module(s).