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Click here for guidelines for various phases of conference work.


Schedule of Meetings:

Individual conferences for the spring are scheduled for the weeks starting on the following Mondays:
February 4 and 1
8, March 4, April 8 and 22, and May 6.  

SPECIFIC SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS TBA.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SCHEDULE DOES NOT FOLLOW THE A-WEEK/B-WEEK PATTERN.

IN ADDITION, STUDENTS MAY SIGN UP FOR OPTIONAL CONFERENCES DURING THE WEEK THAT BEGINS APRIL 1, AND SMALL GROUPS WILL MEET TO DISCUSS CONFERENCE PAPERS' FINAL DRAFTS DURING THE WEEK THAT BEGINS MAY 13.

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Guidelines for conference work


Conference paper: first draft due January 29; final draft due April 30

Please proofread and copyedit your work. To document the paper, follow the conventions outlined in Mary Lynn Rampolla's Pocket Guide to Writing in History (7th edition), on reserve at the campus library.


Updated prospectus and bibliography: due February 26

- Restate or revise the central question that informs your conference project and your thesis in reply to that question: What's the main point you wish to make in your final draft?

- Comment on the significance of your project: Why is your topic important, and how will you expand on what other people have said about it?

- Summarize your research agenda for the spring term: What, exactly, remains to be done? Are there things you need to find out before you can be sure of your central question, your thesis, and why they matter? Does your latest thinking about conceptual and analytic issues require changes in the reading/research plan you mapped out in the fall? Must you alter the plan on account of logistical problems? If you need to do off-campus research, what arrangements have you made?

- Include a revised bibliography-not every relevant text you've identified but only those you'll cite or consult as you write the paper's final draft.

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