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Guidelines for Short Paper #1

Don't be this guy

Don't be this guy

WMST 491 Special Topics: Women, Gender & Sexuality on the Web — Guidelines for Short Paper #1

Now that we have completed the first half of the semester, covering a range of subtopics surrounding identity formation/maintenance on the Internet, I ask you all to write a brief paper communicating your grasp on the issue. I expect you to make reference to the articles and media we have discussed in order to synthesize our conversations and the arguments put forth.

While your weekly blog posts are allowed – and encouraged – to be informal and conversational, I expect your style for this paper to be more formal and suited to academic writing in order to display your ability to communicate for different audiences. Because of this, you are required to cite sources consistently using whatever format (MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.) you are most familiar with.

Papers must be between 2-3 pages (a bit longer is okay, but no fewer than two full pages), double-spaced, 1-inch margins, standard size 12 font. Comic sans will make me vomit.

A hard copy of your paper is due Tues, March 20th when we return from break. If you would like to email me a copy in addition to the printed version, that is fine.

If you have any questions during break, please get ahold of me in whatever way you prefer.