Seminar Papers: Need for Originality?

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KijiStewart
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Seminar Papers: Need for Originality?

Postby KijiStewart » Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:30 pm

In a corporate-focused seminar (ie no need to use case law or statutes as sources - just scholarly books/articles) how original is a seminar thesis supposed to be? It's clearly supposed to be "original" but I feel like that's just a means of directing us to put in critical thought.

All I can do is find other secondary sources, so at best can't I just intelligently synthesize what the authors have to say.?

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Re: Seminar Papers: Need for Originality?

Postby rpupkin » Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:36 pm

KijiStewart wrote:In a corporate-focused seminar (ie no need to use case law or statutes as sources - just scholarly books/articles) how original is a seminar thesis supposed to be? It's clearly supposed to be "original" but I feel like that's just a means of directing us to put in critical thought.

All I can do is find other secondary sources, so at best can't I just intelligently synthesize what the authors have to say.?

Ask your professor/instructor.




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