- Double-spaced (except for indented quotations, where applicable)
- Title page
- Approximately 1500 words--depending on what font you use, this could be anywhere
between 4 and 8 pages. Do yourself and me a favor--don't try to make your paper look
longer by using big font and large margins. I will notice, and it will irritate me.
- Hard copy possibilities
1) Give it to me in class
2) Leave it in my mailbox (in the East Asian mailroom, HU 292)
3) Slide it under my office door (HU 210)
- Electronic possibilities
1) Give it to me on disk (virus free, please!)
Be sure your name is on the disk, or risk losing it! It would be wise to
have a back-up of the file somewhere else besides the floppy disk. Please do
not give me a floppy with other valuable, irreplaceable school work on
2) Send it via e-mail, either as an attachment or plain text (preferred
3) Get really brave and post it on your own personal web page for the world to
REALLY, REALLY IMPORTANT NOTE ON
Your paper MUST be in one of the following formats: Microsoft Word 2000 (this is what the computing center uses); WordPerfect 8.0; Rich Text Format (.rtf); ASCII. I will confirm receipt of your paper by e-mail, so if you don't hear back from me it means there was a problem with the transmission. If this happens, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to send the paper again until it comes through unscathed. If you send me a paper in the wrong format and I cannot open it, I will deduct 10% from the grade.
- Fax possibility
The number is (518)442-4118. Please note on the cover sheet that the paper is
You will lose 5% (half a letter grade) for every 24 hours or portion thereof that
is late, including weekends and holidays. If you submit a hard copy late (and not in person),
you must call my voice mail, 442-4119, and leave a message noting that the paper has been
turned in. (This is the only way I can get a date/time stamp.)
I will read your first draft carefully, writing down suggestions for improvement where
applicable. I will also give your paper a grade. Once you have received the paper back, the
ball in is your court. If you are happy with your grade, you need to do nothing.
That will be your final grade for the paper. If, on the other hand, you would like to improve
your grade, you have the option to re-write the paper and turn it in by the "final
draft due date" on the syllabus.