The research paper is a 10 page (double-spaced 12 pt Times New Roman, excluding reference list/bibliography).
For your research paper you will examine the way in which a particular human rights story, person or event is or is not represented through a monument in the city of Winnipeg.
You have two choices:
what is not represented and should be?)
This is an argument-centered paper – you must present an argument about the representation you are
analyzing or proposing (for example its contribution to human rights history, its accuracy or omissions in
o Be sure to use academic literature to support and inform your background section
missing? How do you propose this issue, topic, event or individual be represented?
Tips on describing monuments:
o Where is it, What is it, When it was made, is there any text?
o What does the location, form, size, etc. of the monument suggest about the importance or
prominence of this person/issue? If there is more than one person, is there anything
suggesting power relationships between them?
o What is the context of this monument?
o Who do you think the audience is meant to be?
o What is the historical event / who is the historical character? (draw on academic literature)
o How does this person/these events relate to human rights in Canada?
o What rights are represented directly or indirectly by this monument?
o Whose story is this monument telling?
o Whose story is it not telling?
monument. Your text should reflect your argument. If you are analyzing an existing monument,
your monument may or may already have a plaque (in reality), this is your opportunity to present
recommend? (for existing monuments) Are there any barriers to your proposal (for proposed
Technical Requirements for All Written Work (Take Home, Paper Proposal, Research Paper)
Papers must include a cover page (title, your name, course number, my name, date submitted),
bibliography on a separate page. Please feel free to use a style you are comfortable with but ensure a
strict adherence to the citation requirements for the style being used.
Papers must be typed, double-spaced, with regular margins, use 12-pt. Times New Roman and have
numbered pages. Papers should be written in formal academic English (no contractions (ie it’s, isn’t,
can’t, don’t) with attention paid to correct grammar.
There is a guide to citing legal documents here: http://www.lib.sfu.ca/help/cite-write/citation-style-
PLEASE DO NOT USE HARD VOCABULARY AND MAKE IT PLAGIARISM FREE