Comparison between Gandhi and Albert Camus
Write a research paper of four to five text pages, using current MLA format and in-text citations, preceded by a mandatory title page and outline, and followed by a mandatory Works Cited page at the end. Footnotes or endnotes are optional.
In addition to your primary sources, a minimum of ten secondary sources (ten for each of two works) is required: books and articles–not web sites. Any source listed on your Works Cited page must also be used in the text. Quotations, paraphrases and summaries in excess of three to four lines should be relegated to footnotes or endnotes.
Your goal should be to compare and contrast two or more creative works. Those works may be from the same time period, or from different time periods. They may be works already discussed in other students oral presentations. They may or may not be works included in the syllabus–the choice is yours, as long as there is some reference to them in The Humanities Vol. II.
A research paper requires that you provide convincing support for your claim(s). Before you can make effective comparisons, you will need to study both the original works and the leading secondary sources that provide critical commentaries. Your topic may involve two (or more) humanistic fields of study (such as the arts, literature, or philosophy).
As you explore your sources and plan your paper, remember to keep your topic manageable, neither too narrowly nor too broadly focused for your papers length. To get started, you may want to follow the suggestions and instructions listed in Working with Encyclopedias and Dictionariesunder Course Documents.
Use a word processor and observe current MLA format. Type your research paper double-spaced, font size twelve, one inch top and bottom margin, one and a quarter inch left margin, and a half inch left indent (or five spaces), with your name and the title on top of the first page. At the last meeting before the final exam, submit your researched comparison paper along with the other written assignments in hard copy, and a floppy disk or Rewritable CD-ROM containing the papers, all inside an unsealed nine by twelve inch envelope with your name, your instructors name, and the courses number printed on the outside top corner of the envelope. Label the floppy disk or CD-ROM with the same information. Do not submit your papers without the electronic version.