Collaborative Research Paper #4 (worth 20% of grade): 4-6 pages, 1000-1500 wordsAnalyzing the novel Life of Pi by Yann MartelDraft 5/19, Revision 5/26
MLA Title page and Works Cited required with a minimum of TWO outside sources
Choose an issue or aspect in the novel Life of Pi by Yann Martel, and write an essay that puts forth an argument about an
aspect of the story asserting your interpretation of its significance. Use the advice in Chapter 12 in the Rhetoric on literature on pages 289-292.What is a collaborative paper?
Students will select a partner (or we can assign partners in class) and write the paper together in teams of two. I've assigned this type of paper
in my classes for many years and consistently these are the strongest papers I get over the semester. Working with another person can show you
your strengths and weaknesses and help you produce an excellent paper. As you work with a partner, is it vital that you each work collaboratively
and equally. Also remember that you will be completing a Collaborative Paper Evaluation on your partner and on yourself. Also, on the essay you
turn in for a grade, you will indicate who wrote which part of the paper to ensure that the work was shared. If you have any difficulties with your
partner, let me know immediately and we can have you write the paper separately. I want this to be a positive experience for everyone.Uploading the revision of Paper #4 on Thurs 5/26 before midnight:(1) Before midnight on 5/26, go to WebAccess: https://smccd.mrooms.net/
(2) You and your partner need to only upload one copy of the paper and it does not matter whose name
you submit it under. Just be sure that both of your names are on the paper. As this is a collaborative
paper, you and your partner will write the paper together but you will indicate which body
paragraphs each was the principle writer for (each student must write a minimum of 2 pages each of
the final paper). Indicate this information next to your names on the first page. For example, the top
left header will contain the following information:
John Ramirez (wrote paragraphs 1-4 & 7)
Jun Chan (wrote paragraphs 5-6 & 8-10)
21 May 2015
And for the page numbers in the upper right corner of each page, you will hyphenate the last
names of the authors, i.e. Ramirez-Chan 1
(3) Log in using your G number and password which is your birth date (mm/dd/yy)
(4) Click on the correct course link and 5-digit CRN number for our class: CRN#41607
(5) Click on the link that says “SUMBIT by 5/19: Revision of Paper 4 & Essay Checklist.”
(6) Scroll to the bottom and click “Add Submission,” click “Add,” then click “Browse” and select your paper
from your computer and then click “upload this file.” Repeat to upload all your documents. When
complete, click “Save changes.”
(7) You and your partner need to only upload one copy of the paper so decide who will upload it.
Uploading the Collaborative Partner Evaluation on 5/19 before midnight:(1) Download the Collaborative Partner Evaluation: http://www.smccd.edu/accounts/bellr/ReaderWorkshoppingCollaborativeMenu.htm Complete both pages: assign both you and your partner a grade on the project and then answer the questions.
If you did not have a partner, submit a written reflection on your experience in writing the paper to get credit.
(2) Log into WebAccess, click where it says “SUMBIT by 5/19: Collaborative Partner Evaluation” and upload
the completed file.