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|6||Feb 09||FIRST ESSAY DUE: 15% (Note: Due Feb 08 by midnight)|
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|9||Mar 09||SECOND ESSAY DUE: 35% (Note: Due Mar 08 by midnight)|
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Mar, R. & Peterson, J.B. (unpublished summary). The benefits of writing: health and productivity.
|13||Apr 05||FINAL ESSAY DUE: 50% (NOTE: Due Apr 04 by midnight)|
Peterson, J.B. & Djikic, M. (in press). You can neither forget nor remember what you don’t understand. Religion & Public Life, 33, XX-XX.