Music: Musc 216
Occasionally a student may do poorly on one of the graded requirements for this course such as an exam, listening quiz or project. One (and only ONE) extra credit research paper on some aspect of this course may be submitted to improve a specific grade. The paper must be at least 10 pages in length (excluding title page, end notes & bibliography) and cite at least 6 different NON-INTERNET sources (books, periodicals). Internet sources may be sited but those should be IN ADDITION to non-internet sources. The paper must include a title page, end notes, a bibliography and must conform to a standard research paper format (such as Turabian or MLA).
Also see, the Vanderbilt Student Handbook, Chapter 2: The Honor System, Section 4: Word-for-word copying, Proper Footnoting:
The paper must be submitted in HARD COPY and on CD as a Microsoft Word document.
Topics for the paper must be submitted in writing to the professor and approved no later than ONE WEEK before the last class session. Extra Credit research papers submitted without prior approval of the instructor will not be accepted.
Here's an appropriate topic for research:
extra-credit paper grade will improve ONE old grade by this amount:
The extra points will be added to the old grade such that the new grade will not exceed B+ (89%). For example, Beth makes 50% on her mid-term exam. She prepares a research paper on James Tenney and his contribution to electro-acoustic music and receives a grade of B for this paper. Twenty-two points are then added to her mid-term exam grade giving her a new mid-term exam grade of 72 %. Only one extra credit paper may be submitted. Only papers may be submitted for extra credit. Extra projects will not be accepted.
Extra credit papers can be submitted at any time. However, the absolute deadline for submission is listed in the Class Schedule. Extra credit papers will be NOT accepted after this deadline.
Please check out Library Resources, especially the links to computer music bibliographies.