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(from class syllabus)
Jazz Memoire Book List and Paper Assignment
Assignment: write an 8-10 page research paper analyzing your chosen book
DON'T RETELL THE STORY!!
. Read the book and take notes on key information that you can use to expand upon. Concentrate on the main characters and their connections to a life in jazz. Include musical, social, racial, socio-economic and gender issues that are raised in the text.
2. Paper structure:
3. Proofread your work - ALWAYS - Never hand in a rough draft...
4. Cite your references, illuminate your points, use outside sources for research. There should be a minimum of five sources used in addition to the book itself.
DON'T RETELL THE STORY!
Critical Analysis and Oversight 70%
Use of outside research 10%
Students who simply retell the story risk receiving a D or an F.