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Sample Instructions for Cover Memo

When you turn in your final paper, please attach a one-page cover memo addressed to me that answers the following questions and raises any other issues you feel need to be brought up.

1) Overall, how do you feel about this paper? What part of the paper do you feel most confident in?

2) Briefly describe key points in the process of doing this paper (i.e., how and why you chose the topic you did, what parts of the writing process you spent the most time on, any major changes in your plans during the process, how your ideas developed and hopefully improved, and any particular problems you faced).

3) If you could start this assignment over or had further time to develop it, what would you do to improve it?

4) What issues are you particularly interested in having me respond to?