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Historical Interpretation Of The Topic Paper
The core assignment of this course is a documented research paper (1500-2000 words in length, approx. 6-8 pages double-spaced, 12-point font).
The paper should support a thesis statement with information gained from research or investigation.
The paper will not be just a report presenting information but will be a paper that carefully examines and presents your own historical interpretation of the topic you have chosen and your interpretation of the information you have gathered.
The paper may include consideration of problems and solutions, definition of key terms, or may refute arguments against your thesis statement.
It will be important to choose a topic of interest to you.
Approach this assignment with an open and skeptical mind, then form an opinion based on what you have discovered.
You must suspend beliefs while you are investigating and let the discoveries shape your opinion. (This is a thesis-finding approach.)
Once you have found your thesis, write the paper to support it.
You will use some of the following critical thinking skills in this process:
Choosing an appropriate topic, limiting the topic.
Gathering information, summarizing sources.
Analyzing and evaluating sources.
Defining key terms.
Synthesizing information, comparing and contrasting sources.
Testing a thesis, making a historical argument, using refutation.
Amassing support for a position.
Because this may be a longer paper than you have written before and a complex process is involved, it is recommended that you complete this paper using the following steps:
Examples of primary sources are ones that are used in our discussion forums 2-8. None of the sources used for this course can be used for your paper.
They are sources that are contemporary to the times under investigation.
An example of a secondary source is a monograph, that is, the book or article focuses on an issue, idea, or event. The Journal of American History is an example of an academic journal.
INTRODUCTION & THESIS: Includes a clear thesis statement, an assertion or position. Topic is original and manageable in a short research paper. /15
FOCUS AND DEVELOPMENT: Body of the essay focuses on this thesis and develops it fully, recognizing the complexity of issues and refuting arguments in opposition to the thesis. /20
SUPPORT AND SYNTHESIS: Uses sufficient and relevant evidence to support the thesis (and primary points), including facts, inferences, and judgments. Quotes, summarizes, and paraphrases accurately and effectively–appropriately introducing and explaining each quote. /25
RESOURCES: Shows a clear understanding of the sources; has evaluated each source and used it appropriately. Uses a wide variety of sources reflecting significant research. /10
CONVENTIONS: Uses MLA format correctly; includes internal citations and a Works Cited list; is free of errors. /15
CORRECTNESS AND STYLE: Introduces the topic in an interesting way; shows critical thinking and depth of understanding; uses appropriate tone; shows sophistication in language usage and sentence structure. /15
Requirements: 1500-2000 words in length, approx. 6-8 pages double-spaced, 12-point font Times New Roman MLA Format Excluding the Title and Works Cited Page | .doc file
Be sure to include an introduction with a clear thesis statement along with a conclusion
Please be sure to carefully follow the instructions
No plagiarism & No Course Hero & No Chegg. My professor will be submitting the paper to Turnitin
Include at least one in-text citation for each paragraph
Please only be sure to use sources that are credible or scholarly. Use a minimum of four sources for the paper, and at least one must be a primary source. You cannot use a text book, Wikipedia, encyclopedia, or documentary as a source.