The final project should be on a topic related to one of the major themes for the course, and you should begin working on it early in the semester. The project can be a 1,250 -word research paper or it can be a multimedia project that meets the same standards of scholarship and critical thinking as a research paper. Successful projects will be well written and support their major points with thorough research and sound reasoning. I will be happy to meet with you to discuss any drafts prepared by April 16, but my feedback will be limited to â€œbig pictureâ€ issues such as the quality of research, the effectiveness of organization and argument, and the overallquality of the writing. You are responsible for proofreading your own writing for errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation.