Term Paper Requirements:
1. A well defined thesis including the purpose, assumption or hypothesis of your research.
2. Differentiation of your paper/project from any current research. See the University Policy on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism. For ways to avoid plagiarism -- which 300-level students should already know -- you may consider this link:http://www.umuc.edu/prog/ugp/ewp_writingcenter/modules/plagiarism/start.html
3. Logical integration of information to support or disprove your thesis, including the use of articles specifically accessed from the UMUC library databases. See the UMUC Library .
4. Organizational consistency, orderly flow, relevancy and effectiveness of sequential ideas and paragraphs to the central theme of your paper. Grammatically correct construction, spelling and punctuation. See the UMUC Effective Writing Center
5. Timeliness and scope of research. Submit, on the due date, a 2,000 word, thoroughly researched, term paper. Your topic must deal with a current aspect of the course and an initial outline of your research must be submitted in writing for prior approval. See the timetable below. 5% of the grade for the term paper is reserved for meeting the various deadlines. A paper submitted in Week 9, which I have not discussed the outline of, nor seen a draft of in a timely fashion, is not acceptable. This is supposed to no be a "term" paper, not a "weekend before submission" paper.
6. The caliber, quality and depth of research as reflected in the nature of the subject matter, and the sources utilized in your citation and bibliographical documentation including the use of articles from the Index to Legal Periodicals or its equivalent. See the UMUC Library Guide To Citation
7. Adequacy of format and documentation.
The final paper must:
a) be in 14-point Variable Width, Times New Roman or Arial fonts, suitable
for display as a Main Topic in the Webtycho classroom environment.
b) have footnotes or end notes with correct citations.
c) have a bibliography of sources used.
d) include, for each entry, the author, title, publisher, year, pages.
|SUBJECT AREA - I want students to indicate
an area of Business & Law in which they are interested: white collar
crime, tort reform, the World Trade Organization dispute mechanism, Unions
in the 21st Century, government regulation, or some such topic. You
choose and agree it with me.
We begin to discuss papers in
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- Once you have chosen an area, you have to narrow the topic down to a
particular thesis statement: it's not enough to say you're interested
generally in Tort law. By Week 5 I want you to be looking for references
and material concerning a particular business law topic and focusing on
a specific subject such as, "I believe capping punitive damages to be essential
for Businesses' financial wellbeing."
I must clear all topics.
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|FORMAL SUBMISSION FOR GRADE - including your references||Monday of Week 9