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Philosophy Papers--Handouts .
Handouts for the Writing of Papers:
Here are some
handouts you may find useful in writing philosophy papers.
For the pdf
files you will need .
is a fun guide for helping to avoid some common grammatical
mistakes. Every rule commits the sin it is warning against, thus
advice on writing philosophy
this is a handout of mine, indebted to others before me, giving
general advice. Perhaps better is this on-line resource by Peter
Horban of Simon Fraser University: http://www.sfu.ca/philosophy/writing.htm.
- This one
gives my usual grading
for grading your papers.
(as in 3A03 or for Discussion Papers) I may adopt the system:
-/=/+ . Minus indicates more is required for a satisfactory
effort, = means that the contribution is generally good, and +
that it contains special merit or shows critical acumen or insight
worthy of praise.
- When you
write a research paper, make sure your paper gives evidence of
your having done the reading, and that the views of the authors
you cite, quote or paraphrase are properly referenced. Here is a
handout I have prepared on referencing.
- Here is
some advice on proofing
your paper when you have a draft written.