As before, you will need to
create a thesis, narrow it effectively, and make sure that the rest of your paper
supports that thesis and does not stray to other interesting but irrelevant points—or does
not repeat the same supporting points. This time, however, I would like to see
you using the results of your research to support your points.
Please quote from at least four sources, two of them scholarly, to
support your definition.
Make sure as you
write this paper that you are using examples to support your definition
of science, religion, or magic
rather than letting the paper be guided or consumed by a
published definition, description, or history of the topic/s you are discussing.
Format: This paper should be
double-spaced, carefully edited and proofread, and prepared using MLA
format. You should have a heading with your name,
my name, the course title and section number, and the date on it in the upper
left-hand corner. Your last name and the page number should appear at the
top right of each page, either beginning with or after your first page.
Additionally, you should have the paper number and the title of your essay on a
separate centered line before you begin your paper. The essay should be three to
pages in length with one-inch margins, not including your Work(s) Cited (if
We will peer review these
papers in groups, but you may also have your essay read by a
reader in the Writing Center on campus. If you do
so, of course, make sure you bring in a copy of this assignment sheet with your draft
and remember that the readers in the center may require a 48-hour turn around time, so plan
ahead and make an appointment. Having your paper at the Writing Center is not a valid excuse for
attempting to turn it in late, especially as turning it in requires the
e-mailing of a digital copy to me.