Essays

Instructions

  • I will provide a prompt for each essay, linked below and from our master schedule on the course homepage.
  • Each essay must be at least 500 words (approximately 2 pages, 12pt font, double-spaced) but no more than 750 words (approximately 3 pages, 12pt font, double-spaced) long, unless otherwise specified, and not including any truth tables or semantic trees (analytic tableaux).
  • Each essay must be typed. However, graphs (semantic trees) and charts (truth tables) may be handwritten.
  • Please use a 12pt font and double space. Be sure to provide your name, course, Essay number, and word count at the top of the first page.
  • Quoting from other material, including my notes and synopses, is not allowed unless otherwise indicated: Every sentence must be your own.
  • Multiple-page essay submissions must be stapled: no paper-clips, binder-clips, foldovers, glue, or gum allowed.
  • Except for the fifth essay, essays are due in class as per the class calendar and the schedule below.

Failure to follow these simple instructions will result in a mark of 0 and the essay being returned ungraded.

Essays

Essay I (Assigned 8/30; Due 9/8; Worth 50pts)

Essay II (Assigned 9/20; Due 9/29; Worth 100pts)

Essay III (Assigned 10/13; Due 10/27; Worth 175pts)

Essay IV (Assigned 11/8; Due 11/17; Worth 275pts)

Essay V (Assigned 11/29; Written in Class 12/8, 1:45pm-4:15pm; Worth 400pts)