is step 1 of your
final exam substitute for this course, which is a project that involves
exploring with a group of fellow students how Sheryl Sandberg's
Lean In relates to issues you are studying in the
Read more about the Final Exam Substitute Project.
The purpose of this assignment (which carries no marks
itself but whose absence will result in the deduction of marks
from your final paper) is to ensure that you do not postpone
work on the final paper until it is too late. By the day this
paper is due you need to be completely familiar with your
group's assigned chapter of Lean In, and have completed
at least the whole first unit of Waving Hand Exercises.
Have at least a first draft of your thesis
statement (which makes clear the precise stand your paper is
taking on the issue inherent in your topic), and your plans for
dealing with any potential problems you may have foreseen in
For this assignment, the group will submit a proposal
for the final paper, including a brief summing up of your assigned
chapter (just 3-4 lines), your thesis
statement, and, starting on a separate page, a description of the
group's plans for dealing with problems that can arise in group
work such as members not pulling their
Writing the Paper
This is not a formal writing assignment. Write in good English
but you are not writing an essay.
Send Your First Peer Evaluation
Send this to me at
firstname.lastname@example.org, one submission from the group as a whole.
This is a good time to send a peer evaluation as well. If everything is going along fine,
just send it along as one report from the group, stating that
all is well. If there are problems, write to me as individuals,
sending your individual email to me at
the same email address.