Euthanasia

Euthanasia
Project description
Physical Anthropology paper:
• Subject of “Euthanasia” from ONE of the following perspectives: evolutionary, ethnographic, or comparative perspectives. (Choose whichever is easiest).
• Include in the paper: The rationale for selecting the subject- relative absence of data or knowledge on the problem, & I’ve heard a few people talking about wanting to do this when they are old.
• State sources or researches that have already studied or discussed the problem, indicating how his/her own work will be different from previous researches (This will help professor know that the student’s semester paper is not just a rehash of some previous study on the chosen topic).
• State a working plan or say how he/she will go about discussing the problem (This will call on the student to clearly indicate the aspects that will be discussed in the semester paper).
• Get each aspect of the working plan, as indicated above, and systematically expand on it (The student will be expected to cite authors or sources which have already written on the problem or aspects of the problem. The paper should contain at least 5 sources and should end with a reference or source sheet- bibliography).
• Demonstrate logical reasoning in the paper as a whole, especially in the conclusionFOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS TOPIC CLICK HERE

AAD Writing “Building Paper”

AAD Writing “Building Paper”
1) Find a building on campus and/or wherever you are located. Look at the building with “fresh eyes”.
NOTE:
You must post a digital image of the building, particularly the part of the building you are describing.
2) Reflect upon the Elements and Principles of Design, in the reading and as discussed in the video and PowerPoint Presentation. You must address all of the terms in this assignment. See a list of the terms below.
Elements:
– Line – Shape – Value – Color – Texture – Space – Mass/Form
Principles:
– Balance – Symmetrical – Asymmetrical – focal point – Proportion – Rhythm – Emphasis – Harmony – Variety – Unity.
Note:
You may not use Mac Court, Matt Arena, Autzen Stadium, or PK Park as your building.
Address the following:
3) – Identify the building: Name, address, and/or description of function. Try to find out when the building was built. Perhaps you can find someone inside who knows when it was built.
NOTE: You must cite references for any information that you glean about your building that comes from websites, books, signs on buildings etc. Any information that you include in your paper that you did not originate, you must cite references within the text and in a bibliography. i.e. – “The John Doe Building was completed in 1938 and was designed by Herbert M. Drinkwater” (http:www.campusarchitecture.edu – accessed 10/5/2013)
4) – Write a detailed description of the building using the Elements & Principles of Design in your description. It is important that you address each of the terms of the Elements and Principles of Design in your description of a building. NOTE – It is not good enough to simply state that your building has an Element (i.e. “Line”) and/or Principle (i.e. “Balance”). You must describe what specific physical architectural features of the building that creates the Element and/or Principle you are discussing. This is very important.
Example:
i.e. “… The entry is a high arched opening with 3 sets of double doors recessed beyond the arch by about 10′. The arch creates a focal point and draws the eye to the entry doors. The exterior is sand colored, with a rough stuccoed texture with red colored brick trim around the arched windows (evenly spaced and approximately 3′ wide by 5′ high and along the exterior face of the building approximately 4′ high from the ground.) The line of the arches creates a repeated pattern (Rhythm) across the entire façade of the building, creating rhythm. The equal distance between the arches also brings a sense of balance and unity to the overall appearance of the building. The sand colored stucco creates a contrast of textures and colors compared to the smooth glass and the red brick trim. On the first floor, the windows are evenly spaced and approximately 3′ wide by 5′ high. The windows have grids that create rhythm within the windows. In addition, the second floor windows are smaller with a decorative stone keystone at the top of the arch, drawing the eye to the top of the arch. The gable roof is slate gray and appears to be a type of slate or manufactured roofing that simulates slate. The roofing is irregular and appears to have a texture as might be found in an “old world” style of building found in Europe…”
4-A) – Note the shapes, the materials, the colors, the entry, the roofline, and the windows, the landscaping.
4-B) – Discuss how the Principles of Design apply to your chosen building.
4-C) – How do these elements make this building unique or similar when compared to other buildings nearby?
4-D) – How do the design elements make this building artistic?
5) – Is this art? Why? – Why not? – Be specific.
6) – Conclusion
– What do you believe the architect (designer – artist) was trying to communicate through their design? What specifically does the image of the building say to you? How does the design of the building reflect the building’s use or cultural context?
Writing requirements:
– Head your paper with the name of the class, term, your name, and date.
– Title your paper.
– Paper to be minimum of 3 page typed or word-processed.
– Type to be 12 point
– Spacing: double spaced
– Use proper spelling, grammar, and English.
Cite References
– Proper citing of any and all author’s quotes, ideas and/or paraphrasing another’s quotes or ideas is required in all written work. This includes proper in-text citing following the information of another. In addition, you are required to provide a bibliography of sources used in your paper. Any online resources will be cited (within the text and in a bibliography) whether the author is named or not.FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS TOPIC CLICK HERE

T.S. EliotI need a research paper on T.S. Eliot

T.S. EliotI need a research paper on T.S. Eliot
Next assignment: Please do an initial inquiry on your author. Things you want to find out—date of birth/death, influences on his/her work, titles of key works—education, family and vocation (what he or she did to support his/her writing addiction).
Where to find this info: Check out the literature data bases in the WCCC Library web page. Also, if you are on campus check out the DLB (Dictionary of Literary Biography).
When you’ve amassed all this info draft a first draft bio of your author—we’ll do more with this in our next process of writing module
Fine choice. You might want to take a look at “The Wasteland” and”TheLovesong of J Alfred Prufrock” two of his more noted poems Also Ash Wednesday
Process of Writing: At this point you all should have selected an author and completed an initial inquiry. We will be moving to formal thesis. Please go to the Final Project/Research Essay Discussion Board to get this assigment.
Crafting a well-wrought and viable thesis statement is a key step whenever one is called upon to write from research in ANY dicsipline.
Task: A 6-8 page research essay on the life AND work of a specific author (of fiction, poetry or drama).
Due: On or before 10/17
Assignment: Using one of the two templates construct a first draft thesis statement.
Reading: Please read the section on Thesis in the Little, Brown Handbook.
Options: You may either choose to analyze 3 shorter works (3 short stories or 3 poems) one way.
OR
Analyze one longer work (Novel, novella, Play) 3 ways.
What follows are two templates for thesis–please complete the one that applies to your project and submit in this DB on or before 12/31/12.
Example of a Thesis for a RP analyzing 3 shorter works 1 way:
This essay will anaylze the life and (fiction or poetry–choose only 1)fiction of Ernest Hemingway. It will employ a literary analysis that focuses on (setting, prinicple male character, principle female character, theme or symbolism—CHOOSE ONLY 1) principle male character to gain a more thorough understanding of the following three short stories: “Hills Like White Elephants,” “The Killers,” and “A Clean Well-Lighted Place.”
Example for a RP analyzing 1 longer work analyzed 3 ways:
This essay will analyze the life and (fiction, drama—CHOOSE ONLY 1) drama of William Shakespeare. it will employ the follwing three literary analyses: (setting, principle male character, principle female character, theme, symbolism–CHOOSE 3)principle male character, principle female character, and theme to gain a more thorough understanding of his most celebrated tragedy Hamlet.
***Please choose one of these templates as appropriate.
***Copy verbatim
***Some of you may only be able to fill in 1 or 2 of the titles (for template 1) that tells you that the next step is to familiarize yourself with your author’s work as this will be the most weighted part of this essay.FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS TOPIC CLICK HERE

DIGITAL MEDIA PLATFORMS AND EDUCATION

DIGITAL MEDIA PLATFORMS AND EDUCATION
Project description
Unit 2: Documentation of Research Process
Goal: a minimum of five relevant sources per week
Your collection of your research: use Diigo or another other organized way to keep track of the sources you find and the data you compile.
What you will turn in to me for grade: Your weekly “Source Reviews,” hard copy in class.
Due Dates: Friday October 4 (5 annotated sources) Major unit assignment due Monday, October 21
Wednesday October 9 (5 annotated sources) (Research Synthesis Matrix)
Wednesday October 16 (5 annotated sources)
Minimums: Five is minimum number of sources to review and annotate each week. Three of these we will call your minor sources and you may write a brief overview (about 3-5 sentences). You make this choice because you decide it is not one of your two best sources of the week but you definitely want to review it quickly, document it and record relevant claims and evidence you notice so you can revisit it later if you need to. At least two of your weekly sources we will call major sources. You make this choice because you decide these sources are worth a full and thorough read and annotation. You will write an extended summary and response for each of your major sources.
Minor Sources: Brief Overview and Documentation
For each of your three collected minor sources, provide:
A correct citation, using APA or MLA style. I prefer you use APA, but whatever your choice, be consistent.
A brief description: C?P?R (context, problem, response)
• What is the piece about?
• What problem or issue is addressed?
• What is the response to the problem or issue? (main claim of piece)
Identify Type of source:
• Scholarly: The source comes from an academic book or journal and presents a thorough exploration of the topic: a scientific study presenting findings or a critical analysis of the issue
• Substantive: The source comes from a credible author/organization and presents a thorough presentation following C?P?R.
• Tertiary: The source is a brief report or article that summarizes the issue/findings but does not present a thorough discussion of evidence or an explicit argument.
Compelling Evidence
• What useful ideas or evidence does it provide? Here, you may choose to note specific pieces of data, quotes, or compelling ideas.
Example: This is what you would write (this is APA style)
Citation
Hallman, W. K., Hebden, W. C., Aquino, H.L., Cuite, C.L. and Lang, J.T. (2003). Public perceptions of genetically modified foods: a national study of American knowledge and opinion. New Brunswick, New Jersey; Food Policy Institute, Cook College, Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey.
Description: The authors examine public perception of GE foods finding that attitudes are formed by personal beliefs, not scientific fact. The authors raise the issue that even confronted with data and evidence, people persist in their beliefs. The authors call this “magical thinking” which underscores the wide and persistent lack of knowledge about GE foods.
Type of Source: Scholarly Source: Scientific study.
Compelling Evidence: Provides both data and a good way of discussing public perception of GE foods.
“Magical thinking about food and health took in a central position for both OF and GM attitudes. It is in line with several researchers’ observation that some of the argumentations in favor of OF and against GM are of a rather magical nature.”
“People from the natural sciences may not only know more about, but also be more familiar and also more comfortable with practical application of science and technology.”
Major Sources: Summarizing and Responding
Goal: Summarize and Respond to two of your best sources each week.
Correct citation, using APA or MLA style.
• A 200 (approx) word summary of the source, following C?P?R
• Your reaction and response to the source. What do you find interesting about it? What does it make you think about? How might you use it to further your project?
Example:
Dona, A. & Arvanitoyannis, I. (2009). Health risks of genetically modified foods. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 49, 164-175.
The authors discuss the “intrusion” of genetically modified foods into our food production and consumption system. They address the limitations of food safety procedures and suggest that current methods of securing the safety of GE foods are seriously compromised. In their discussion, the authors present the results of several studies that tested the level of toxicity in animals fed with GE foods. One particular finding is that “body weight might be significantly altered as it has been shown in the consumption of Mon863 corn and GM rice on rats” (169). Further, the authors note that “stomach erosion and necrosis were reported in rats fed with flavr-savr GM tomatoes, while GM potatoes . . . induced proliferative growth of the stomach” (169). In addition, the authors demonstrate studies that have found negative effects on the gastrointestinal track, the pancreas, and even alterations in the bloods, with a change in in white and red blood cells (170). The authors conclude that there is adequate evidence to insist on thorough testing. They note: “It should be emphasized that since these GM foods are going to be consumed by every human being, they should be tested even more thoroughly than drugs and more experiments are required . . . “ (172).
I found this article extremely alarming. It was quite thorough in its review of animal studies involving cows, rats, pigs and fish. Each animal expressed some level of toxicity after the consumption of GM foods. I was particularly intrigued by the observation that the consumption of GM foods led to weight gain. I would be interested in exploring this idea more to see if it is supported in other research. Also alarming, but not surprising I guess, was that many of the more positively correlated studies are conducted by Monsanto. The authors call this “controversial” as “companies try to hide information about the health impacts of GM” (169). This is another area of study for me. The article includes a comprehensive bibliography, so I will review this for networking purposes.

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T.S. EliotI need a research paper on T.S. Eliot

T.S. EliotI need a research paper on T.S. Eliot
Next assignment: Please do an initial inquiry on your author. Things you want to find out—date of birth/death, influences on his/her work, titles of key works—education, family and vocation (what he or she did to support his/her writing addiction).
Where to find this info: Check out the literature data bases in the WCCC Library web page. Also, if you are on campus check out the DLB (Dictionary of Literary Biography).
When you’ve amassed all this info draft a first draft bio of your author—we’ll do more with this in our next process of writing module
Fine choice. You might want to take a look at “The Wasteland” and”TheLovesong of J Alfred Prufrock” two of his more noted poems Also Ash Wednesday
Process of Writing: At this point you all should have selected an author and completed an initial inquiry. We will be moving to formal thesis. Please go to the Final Project/Research Essay Discussion Board to get this assigment.
Crafting a well-wrought and viable thesis statement is a key step whenever one is called upon to write from research in ANY dicsipline.
Task: A 6-8 page research essay on the life AND work of a specific author (of fiction, poetry or drama).
Due: On or before 10/17
Assignment: Using one of the two templates construct a first draft thesis statement.
Reading: Please read the section on Thesis in the Little, Brown Handbook.
Options: You may either choose to analyze 3 shorter works (3 short stories or 3 poems) one way.
OR
Analyze one longer work (Novel, novella, Play) 3 ways.
What follows are two templates for thesis–please complete the one that applies to your project and submit in this DB on or before 12/31/12.
Example of a Thesis for a RP analyzing 3 shorter works 1 way:
This essay will anaylze the life and (fiction or poetry–choose only 1)fiction of Ernest Hemingway. It will employ a literary analysis that focuses on (setting, prinicple male character, principle female character, theme or symbolism—CHOOSE ONLY 1) principle male character to gain a more thorough understanding of the following three short stories: “Hills Like White Elephants,” “The Killers,” and “A Clean Well-Lighted Place.”
Example for a RP analyzing 1 longer work analyzed 3 ways:
This essay will analyze the life and (fiction, drama—CHOOSE ONLY 1) drama of William Shakespeare. it will employ the follwing three literary analyses: (setting, principle male character, principle female character, theme, symbolism–CHOOSE 3)principle male character, principle female character, and theme to gain a more thorough understanding of his most celebrated tragedy Hamlet.
***Please choose one of these templates as appropriate.
***Copy verbatim
***Some of you may only be able to fill in 1 or 2 of the titles (for template 1) that tells you that the next step is to familiarize yourself with your author’s work as this will be the most weighted part of this essay.

Visual Arts and Film Studies

Visual Arts and Film Studies
Art History paper about two objects(one from Romanesque,one from Greek)
Project description
Go to MET..Write about Statue of Diadoumenos(your tying a fillet around his head) and Tomb Effigy of Jean d’ALLUYE(Romanesque)What are your first thoughts upon seeing actual objects as opposed to be digital images from class?What do you notice and how does that change your perception of the object?Explain how the Greek object influenced the roman object? What is similar and what does make the Roman object Roman and not Greek? How does these objects used and how does the design reflect the use? Now look to the right or left of the object.The museum has chosen to put these objects relate to each other? The Greek object will mostly like to have another Greek object next to it,as will the Roman object. Does the placement of these objects widen your knowledge or change how you viewed the original object? Make sure you listed each objects as it identified on MET’s website .Include an image of all objects.Include footnotes and bibliography
Contents
Instructional Strategies 2
Learning Units of Instruction 4
Budget 5
User Experience and Delivery 6
Instructional Strategies
Purpose
Due to the constant loss of important emails by staff and management, a training program will be implemented that will teach the employees how to archive important emails and create filters that will automatically move emails from their inbox to the Archive system. Given an employee assigned Outlook email inbox, the student (employee) will be able to create new folders in their inbox and Archive inbox, create filters that will automatically move messages from their inbox to their Archive, and be able to manually Archive emails with a 100% accuracy within a testing period of 30 minutes or less.
Instructional Goals
1. Introduce mail folders and the Archive system and their differences
2. Encourage the utilization of Archive folders
3. Ability with accuracy and a limited amount of time to create, move and archive emails
4. Cater to the educational needs of all levels of staff from clerical to executive
5. Assess willingness of staff and management to continue to apply skills learned
Figure 1 Flow Chart of Emails
Figure 2 Task Inventory
Testing Strategies
This training program will include instructional methods such as power point slides, demonstrational YouTube videos, classroom discussion and questions, practice time, and conclude with a hands-on exam where the student will be given tasks in written form and will be required to perform each of the tasks listed in Figure 2 without assistance from the instructor or their classmates.
Sample test items:
1. Open your Microsoft Outlook Email program.
2. Create 5 new folders in your Inbox.
3. Create 5 new folders in your Archives.
4. Set up an automatic filter for your 5 folders in your inbox to have the messages automatically move to your corresponding Archive folders.
5. Manually move an email in your inbox to an Archive folder.
6. Raise hand when test items are completed so instructor can review your work and assess your grade.
Learning Units of Instruction
Modules – Entire module will last three hours
1. Personal introductions – 15 minutes
a. Finish the Sentence Ice Breaker Game
b. Everyone will open their Outlook systems
Objective:Get to know one other in a classroom environment in order to feel more relaxed.
2. Short intro of Outlook system (all items will be presented on pp slides) – 15 minutes
a. Differences between inbox and archives
b. Importance of storing important emails in archives vs. hard copies
c. Amounts of storage capacity in one’s inbox vs. archives
Objective: Given information about the inbox and archives, the student will understand the need for each system within their work environment.
3. Show how to create a folder – YouTube video, watch instructor on overhead, pp slides and handouts – 30 minutes
a. Students will create a new folder in their inbox
b. They will repeat this process until they have 5 new folders created and labeled.
c. Students will create a new folder in their Archives
d. They will repeat this process until they have 5 new folders created and labeled in their Archives.
Objective: After watching demonstrations of new folder creations, the student will create the required amount of new folders in their own individual Outlook system.
4. Show how to use the filter function – YouTube video, watch instructor on overhead, pp slides and handouts – 30 minutes
a. Student will create a filter for each of their 5 newly created folders in their inbox
b. Each filter should successfully correspond to a newly created archive folder
Objective: After watching demonstrations on filter creations, the student will create the required amount of filters in their own individual Outlook system.
5. 10 minute Break
6. Hands on practice 20 minutes
a. Students will be given this free time practice creating folders and filters
b. Time is also allotted for any additional questions and instructor assistance, as well as classmate assistance
Objective: Given 20 minutes of free time, the student will be able to improve upon their folder and filter creation skills in the practice environment.
7. Test will be administered – 30 minutes allotted
a. Written test will be passed out to each student. They are to complete each task given without assistance from the instructor or classmates.
b. Handouts can be used.
c. When a student finishes, they will raise their hand so the instructor can come review their work at that time. Immediate grades will be given. Students must be able to complete the tasks within 30 minutes with 100% accuracy.
Objective:Given a written exam, the student will complete the required tasks within the allotted time period with complete accuracy.
Budget
Figure 3 Training Budget
User Experience and Delivery
The stakeholders of this program will be the staff, management, and other employees who have not taken the training program and possibly patients and hospital staff. By applying the techniques learned from the modules, students should be able to alleviate losing important emails which could have an adverse effect on other employees, patients, and hospital staff. The students should feel at ease during the training and remain at low levels of stress. They should feel comfortable using the computers and handouts given during the modules. By beginning the training with an ice breaker activity, students should relax quickly into the classroom setting environment even if they are in a room filled withstrangers. The Outlook system should be familiar to them as most will use it on the daily basis. The training will take place in the conference room on the 2nd floor and is accessible to all staff. The classroom will be set up with a computer for each student, enough workspace for their handouts and notes, and a projector and separate computer for the videos, which will be used by the instructor.
After completing the three hour program, students will be comfortable creating folders and filters and will be able to utilize their new skills immediately upon returning to work. This program should be successful in eliminating the needs for duplicate emails due to deleted or lost messages.

History and Political Science

History and Political Science
Medieval Spain
Project description
A VANISHED WORLD TERM PAPER ASSIGNMENT
Overview: In the year 711 C.E. the Moors—North African Muslims—crossed the Strait of Gibraltar and stormed into Spain and Portugal, catching the Visigoth rulers completely by surprise. For the next 781 years the Moors wielded varying levels of power over the peoples of the Iberian Peninsula. Indeed, the interactions of Muslims, Jews and Christians meant a story that alternated between violent bigotry and fruitful coexistence.
In A Vanished World, Chris Lowney presents the story of a dynamic era of interactions between members of these three monotheistic religions. The central thesis of this text is that medieval Spain fluctuated between two polar opposites. On one end, unbridled hatred and intolerance reared up against groups that could find themselves on the losing side of power clashes. But medieval Spain, on the other end, demonstrated coexistence and mutual benefit to Jews, Muslims and Christians. The meeting of these three groups produced a blossoming in law, medicine, trade, agriculture and intellectual and spiritual endeavors. Lowney avoids simplistic portrayals of any group, showing ways that Jews, Christians and Muslims sometimes aligned themselves with traditional enemies to oppose their own coreligionists. All in all, Lowney argues that the study of medieval Spain matters mightily; it gives us insights into the polar opposites of intolerance and multiculturalism that affect the world today.
Goals for this assignment: This project, worth 35% of your grade, is designed to meet the following objectives:
• To see how leaders leverage power (for good or ill) and coping strategies of the oppressed.
• To understand the rationale for cooperation and see the benefits of mutual support.
• To illuminate setbacks and advances in medieval scholarship and medicine.
• To examine the impact of ideas and spirituality on ways we deal with others.
• To explore ways in which medieval Spain informs our understanding of today’s world.
Instructions: The prose for a completed paper will consist of three sections: an introduction for the entire project, separate coverage of four (minimum) or five (maximum) chapters, and one section of personal analysis and reflection. Begin your paper by furnishing an introduction of about two or three paragraphs (roughly one page), which will preview for the reader the content of your paper. In your introduction, briefly acknowledge the author and the name of the book, identify the chapters selected, and close the introduction by stating the final section will consist of personal reflection and analysis.
The bulk of your paper will be detailed coverage of four of the nineteen chapters. To assist you in navigating each selected chapter, I have posed questions on what I believe to be historically noteworthy issues from each of these chapters. I have also written a unifying statement that connects together all of the questions associated with a particular chapter. Overall, the purpose of the middle section will be for you to objectively survey many of the key points contained in A Vanished World. Therefore, a fully successful paper will include coverage of most of the items mentioned in each of your selected chapters.
The final section of your paper is designed to allow you to give your own personal assessment about the issues central to this book. It is vital that you support your statements with specific examples from A Vanished World and from other sources, as relevant. If you decide to cover an additional chapter from the nineteen available, your grade will be elevated by 2/3 letter grade. To avoid superficiality in this term paper, please do not write about more than five of the nineteen chapters.
It is important to write in the right voice at the right time. Follow the lead of historians: use self-references (“I” or “we”) only in the introduction and in the personal reflection and analysis section. Scholars will also use self-references in a conclusion. However, AVOID references to self when covering the four or five chapters (in other words, in the bulk of your paper). If you are arguing a point, do so without bringing attention to yourself.
Incorrect way: “I noticed that some Jews didn’t like Samuel serving in Christian or Muslim governments.”
Correct way: “Many Jews of medieval Spain rejected Samuel’s roles in Muslim or Christian governments.”
Here are the technical requirements for this assignment. The prose of your paper should be (on average) about ten pages long (or about twelve for extra credit), double-spaced, with twelve-point font and one-inch margins. (Notations will make it longer.) Be sure to paginate (number each page), and write both the class designation and the section number on the front page (History 110A, sect. __). Title the assignment and include the date you completed it. An optional title page will not be included in the total number of pages. (A nine page paper is not a title page and eight pages of content, for instance.) Avoid large amounts of blank space between sections, as this is bad formatting! Instead, use sectional headings (detailed below). Although you will not need a bibliography, you will need endnotes, done according to the examples I will furnish below. I am somewhat flexible as to the exact page count. But avoid extremes. A paper that is four pages of prose will be too brief, but one of twenty pages will need to be trimmed. Please contact me before the very last minute if you face any problems regarding this assignment.
What of sectional headings? You will need to have a way to easily indicate when one section has ended and another one begins. In order to achieve this, be sure to have sectional headings. Write “Introduction” for the first section, “Selected Chapters” for the middle section, and either “Personal Reflections” or “My Thoughts” for the last section. As part of the introduction, be sure to state the title of each of the chapters that you will be covering.
DUE DATE: Monday, Oct. 21. You may submit the term paper in class, in my office (H-730I) or at the history department office (H-815F).
Citing sources: For this assignment, you will use endnotes: citations listed in numerical order at the end of a paper. There are a few reasons why one needs to cite a source: to give credit to others for their ideas (thereby avoiding plagiarism), to help the serious reader to locate sources in which they have a strong interest, and to furnish supplemental information that does not fit well in the body of a paper or book. For ease of formatting, I strongly recommend that you use endnotes rather than footnotes. (Footnotes can be tricky to do if you include many informational notes. It is all too easy, for example, to have a footnote appear on a different page than the source to which it is referring.) You will need to cite a source at the end of a particular point you wish to make, and before shifting to another aspect of your topic. Since the final section is best done when opinions can be strongly supported by expertise, you are strongly advised to consult another source when putting together your personal reflection and analysis component.THEMES AND ISSUES TO COVER
Please note: We will skip chapter 1 and the Epilogue. DO NOT write out the questions; simply answer them. Have some kind of unifying statement that will connect together the questions associated with that chapter. The ones I have written will give you ideas for creating your own.
Ch. 2, “The Moors Conquer Spain,” pp. 29-42
Unifying statement: The Moors were able take over Spain because of their brilliance and because of the incompetence of the Visigoths.
Q: What factors explain the defeat of the Visigoths by the Moorish invaders? In what ways did the Moors gain the loyalty of newly-conquered Iberian peoples?
Ch. 3, “Santiago Discovered in the Field of Stars,” pp. 43-53
Unifying statement: Santiago (St. James) had several key roles in the growth of Santiago de Compostela and in strengthening Catholic unity in northern Spain.
Q: What issues are