Compare the “Viewing purity”, “viewing the mind” and “non-activation” in Shen-hsiu’s teachings and these criticized in the Platform Sutra.
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The final paper is a chance to work on a topic of your choice in the study of Chan Buddhism(禅). Remember to consult Harvard University’s A Guide
to Writing in Religious Studies (2007) [Link], for additional guidance.
The Final Version of the Essay. This is where you put together all of your work you have done in the first three phases and create a coherent
argument in support of the topical thesis. Your thesis might be different from your hypothesis–which is a normal result of in-depth research.
STYLE AND CITATION GUIDELINES:
Beginwithanintroductionthatstatesthepapertopicandpresentsyour thesis and conclusions in as much detail as possible.
Developanargumentinacoherent,compellingway,whereallinformation and description presented in each paragraph contributes
to your argument.
Includeabibliographyattheendofthepaper.Citationsshouldbein-line with footnotes only for additional discussion.
Citations must follow both summary and direct quotation and include page numbers (or paragraph numbers).
* Appeals of grades must be made within one week of the date when assignments are returned to the students. The final paper will be due
on the last day of the exam period.
WRITTEN WORK: In written work, both academic form and content are important. In weighting, approximately 40% of your grade is related to form,
and 60% to aspects of content. This is approximate, however, and the overall impression of paper will affect your grade. Remember that a paper
that is extremely weak in one aspect, such as grammar or argument, will likely receive a low grade overall. When considering form and content,
please keep in mind the following aspects:
ASPECTS OF FORM:
● Basic requirements
● References and citation format
● Grammar and spelling
● Clarity Basic requirements. Professional-looking. Easy to read and identify as the student’s work (12pt font; 25mm margins;
1.5 spaced lines; numbered pages; header with your name, course number, assignment number). Include a word count at the end and do not go beyond
the maximum number of words. A cover page is not required. References and citation format. Proper citation is the way to take part in scholarly
debate and discussion. Written work should include a bibliography at the end; identify the citation style used (you may use either Chicago
author-date or MLA); use in-line citations with footnotes for additional discussion or qualification. Remember, you must include page numbers
and cite both direct quotation and summary. Grammar and spelling. Write for an academic audience: writing should be formal in tone, and use
correct grammar and spelling. Clarity. Clarity of expression means choosing the most concise and direct sentences, and most commonly used words.
Remember to ruthlessly omit unnecessary words.
ASPECTS OF CONTENT:
● Comprehension and analysis
● Choice of examples
● Argument and logic Structure. Organization of the work. Clear beginning and ending, with each body paragraph devoted to one example or
analytical point. A good paragraph does not merely describe, it strengthens an assertion or component of your overall thesis.
Begin with an introduction that states the paper topic, your thesis, and presents your conclusions as specifically as possible.
Comprehension and analysis. Component parts of written work: evidence, data, claims, and descriptions. Demonstrate understanding of course
material covered in lectures and readings. Use technical terms and names correctly.
Choice of examples. Selection of examples from course material covered in lectures and readings. You are welcome to go beyond course readings
and consult the works listed in the course bibliography given below. Examples should be cited as summary or direct quotation and contribute to
the assertion or key point of the paragraph where they are placed. The significance of each example should be clearly explained.
Argument and logic.Central thesis and overall flow. Written work should have an overall thesis that is argued for, step-by-step, throughout.
This is the marrow of written work, and the best opportunity to display creative or critical thinking on a subject. Your thesis is the main
point of the work, and should be one, concise sentence.