The University of Toronto Mississauga Library staff has compiled
several links on researching and writing term papers. Look them up:
The Book Review or Article Critique
on Academic Writing
You are asked to write an essay or a review essay on a book of your
choice that deals with topics covered in this course. If you are working
alone, the length of your paper should be 15 pages,
excluding the cover page and the bibliography. Teamwork is not allowed
for review essays, but it is for essays. The length of the essays should
be 20 pages for teams of two and 25 pages for teams of three. Keep in
mind that I am expecting more from teams, both in terms of overall
quality and bibliographical coverage.
The choice of topic or book must be approved by the instructor BEFORE
turning in your proposal. Send me an e-mail with the course number in
- For essays: In the message, tell me in one paragraph what you would
like to work and, if applicable, who are your teammates.
- For book reviews: In the message, include the author's name, the book
title, the book publisher, the year of publication and a link to the
publisher's Webpage where I can find a summary of the book. If there is
no publisher's page, give me a link to the Amazon.com page devoted to
the book. (You can also use another Internet book seller. They key point
here is that I want to read a summary of the book.)
Here are the detailed guidelines for the relevant step:
Proposal (deadline, January 26, beginning of lecture)
Term Paper (deadline,
April 1, 5PM)
Review Essay (deadline,
April 1, 5PM)
There will be a drop-off box in front of Room Davis 3284.
Note that a
change of topic after the proposal has been submitted is possible, but
it must be approved by the instructor at least one month before the
deadline for the term paper.
Failure to turn
in your proposal at the beginning of class will result in a penalty of 1
point (out of 5). Failure to turn in your proposal immediately once the
class has ended will result in a grade of 0.
lateness for either the term paper or review essay will be 10% per