GP 290: Knowing the Body
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Sex and Gender
Haverford College
Fall 2004

Time to Perform: Instructions for your Second Paper Assignment

Given what we have read and talked about so far: What aspect of current gender politics most interests you now? What is your understanding of its current state? How do you imagine an alternative to what now exists? What reading might be useful for you to do, in light of what you know, want to know and do? How might you act, or encourage others to act, to alter the current state of things?

By 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, post a 100-word abstract of your paper on-line. Anne and Gus will group the postings into "books."

By 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, write collaboratively with your group a 3-pp. introduction to your "book," and post it on-line. These will be the topic of our class discussion on Tuesday.

  • You will be able to draw on that discussion in order to prepare your own 5-pp. paper for web publication (being sure to "situate" it within your "book." Find below detailed instructions for posting the paper on the web. Paper copies are also due in your instructor's box (Gus: Woodside Cottage, HC; Anne: English House, BMC) by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24.

  • Gus is the writing instructor/respondent for Arielle, Nancy, David, Rebecca, Jessie, Chelsea, Beth, Gilda and Deb. Anne is the writing instructor/respondent for Sara, Bryn, Mar, Marissa, Mo, L.B., Sierra, Jana and Claire. You are welcome/warmly invited to make an appointment to discuss your paper with your instructor at any point in this process.

    Paper Preparation and Submission

    Papers need to be submitted both as hard copy and electronically. To facilitate this, write your paper as you normally would using any word processing program, but avoid complicated formatting (tables, lists, elaborate fonts/styles). Citations should be in a numbered or alphabetical list at the end. Items in that list can then be cited by parenthetical references in the text.

    When you have completed writing your paper as you normally would, print it to turn in as your hard copy. Then make a second version of the paper by saving the original paper as "text only" and giving it some distinctive file name on your computer. This version will have lost some formatting characteristics (hence the requirement above), and is the version you will submit electronically.

    Go to the paper posting area (NOT the class forum). Here you will be asked for email address, name, and paper title. Enter these, being sure that both your name and your paper title are as you want them to appear on the posted paper.

    Below the spaces for address/name/title is a text entry window, much like that in the course forum except it appears with some normal text at the top followed by some capitalized text (repeating these instructions). Do not disturb the normal text at the top. The capitalized text should be deleted, either by selecting and deleting or by pasting over it in the course of the following:

    Stay calm. Look forward to being able to read on the web not only your paper but those written by your classmates. E-mail if there are any problems.

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