of the requirements for a "Leistungsschein" is an
end-of-term paper. The deadline for the submission
of the end-of-term paper ("Hausarbeit") is usually
ten days before a new semester begins (the summer term begins
on April 1, so the deadline would be March 21).
papers must be word processed on "DIN A4" paper,
using a 12 point font, 1.5 spaced with a 2cm left margin and
a 4 cm right margin. They must be spell-checked, and to the
best of your ability grammar-checked. The length of your paper
depends on the class and the type of "Schein" you
want to obtain. If not otherwise indicated in class, the Hausarbeit
may be submitted in German or in English. If you do not have
enough confidence in your language skills, choose the safe
option and write in German.
addition, if on occasion use is made of the ideas or words
of someone else in one's writing, then the source(s) of those
ideas and/or words must be cited; that is, papers must be
fully documented (you must cite sources using footnotes,
endnotes, or parenthetical documentation, and complete bibliographic
format). If you fail to do so, I will regard this as plagiarism
and reject your paper. Click
here for information on how to
document your sources.
are expected to compose your paper according to academic standards:
It must have a meaningful title, a clear organization with
an introduction, a main section, and a conclusion.
here to read more about the structure of
an academic paper.