FALL, 2004

Dr. Allen Woll (Robeson 298/Telephone Ext. 6671/ or awoll@camden

ASSIGNMENTS--Revised October 21

Sept 7/9
 (7-9)  Studying Primary Sources
 Go here, and do the student lesson

Do items 1-5 at the bottom of the page--You do not have to do the "Mindwalk" Activity unless you wish to.  After completing the exercise, go to section 4d (on slavery), and search for the actual document [Excerpt from "My Ups and Downs," an interview with Kert Shorrow" (1939)].  How would you describe this document?

September 14/16
(14)  After the Fact, Ch. 1, 2 

(16)  "Getting Prepared:  How to Write a Research Paper"-- begin reading Benjamin, A Student's Guide to History  (entire)

September 21/23
(21)  Library Sessions – I

Your research paper assignment for the course
Proposal due on October 5

(23) Library Sessions – II

September 28/30
(28)  After the Fact, 3
(30)  After the Fact, 4
October 5/7
(5)  Proposal due

(7) After the Fact, 5
Prepare bibliography (see assignment) for submission on October 14.

October 12/14
(12)  After the Fact, 6, 8

(14)  Submit bibliography

October 19/21
(19)  "Organizing the paper"

(21)  TEST covering the first six weeks of the course.

Bibliographies will be returned at individual appointments with students. 

October 26/28
(26)  Planning for the rest of the semester

(28)  Individual appointments with students -- Outlines due--submit to my office or by e-mail on October 28
November 2/4
(2 & 4)Individual Appointments with students
November 9/11
(9)  No class--work on your papers

(11)  "Preparing the Draft"

November 16/18
If you would like me to evaluate a first draft of your work, hand it in on the morning of the 18th.  I will provide general suggestions which you can incorporate in your final version due on December 7

How to format your paper Chicago Style?

Work on your papers.  Individual appointments as needed.
November 23/30/December 2 Meetings by appointment Nov 23-December 2.  Papers are due in class on December 7 at 8:00 am.  Penalties will be given for late papers [see below]


1. One short paper and one presentation grade -- 100 points  (50 points each)

2. Test  100 points  (October 21)

3. Class Participation (Quality)  100 Points

4. Final  Paper (December 7)   200 Points

Includes in total:

a.  Proposal (October 5)  OK or R

b.  Bibliography (October 14) (25 points)

c.  Outline  (October 28) (25 points)

d.  Footnote Format on Final Paper (25 points)

Each item (a-d) must be successfully completed to receive a grade on the paper (and, consequently, a grade in the course).  If an item is not completed successfully, a 'R' grade (rewrite) will be given until the task is completed.

5. Attendance and Preparation*  50 Points

*  For every three absences   -10
*  For every three late arrivals   - 5
*  Lack of preparation for class discussion  - 5
*  Work handed in late    -10   (for each 24 hours)


A working bibliography is due in class on October 14.  This is designed to allow me to make suggestions on the progress of your work.

The working bibliography should be divided into four parts:

I.    Books that explore the context of the issue you are discussing.  (at least 10)

II.   Journal articles that consider the topic you are discussing.  (10)

III.  Primary sources you will consult in the researching of your paper.  (10)

[List the primary sources from the web sites assigned and any additional primary sources.]

IV.  Relevant Web sites (5)

[There is no need to list the two sites included in the paper assignment itself.]

Do not panic because of the numbers above!   This exercise is designed to help you begin your research.  You may not necessarily read --or even use--all the works cited.  Yet, consulting them will help you begin your research process.

For information on proper bibliographic form, consult Benjamin, A Student's Guide to History