Research Paper Guidelines
Your paper can be written in any style so long as it’s consistent
This pertains to the manner of your writing (for eg, Taussig’s writing is lyrical, poetic and somewhat informal; Dyer’s writing (“White”) is scholarly and academic; McKinley (Indigo) is anecdotal and historical – somewhat in the manner of journalistic writing). You are invited to write in whatever manner you choose.
Style also pertains to the format of your paper – the format you use for citations, footnotes, bibliography and layout. (There is no fixed style for MFA thesises)
Proof-read carefully, checking spelling and grammar. Do at least one thorough edit of your paper (ideally with someone else).
You should have a range of sources. You probably haven’t looked far enough if all of your sources are webpages.
Include a bibliography
Grad students – please include an annotated bibliography (ie description of content as well as bibliographical information). Your annotations need only be one or two sentences.
Your paper should be between 10 and 17 pages long
Your presentation should be about 20 minutes long. The format is up to you, but feel free to include pictures, movies, sound etc, whether digital or actual