History 156: United States History to 1865
your skills in historical writing,you will compose
a research paper thatcoversa
topicin UnitedStates Historyup to theyear 1865. Usethis
research as a tool forlearning
how to developyour
thoughts logicallyand as an opportunityto review anhistorical
topicyou wantto explorefurther.
Due Date: Yourresearch
paper is dueon the last dayof Week
8.Papers up to 24 hourslatewill
incura10%penalty. Papers up to one weeklatewill incur a25%penalty.
Papers laterthan that will incura40%penalty.
Formatand Tone: The tone of yourpaper
should be professional.Yourpaper shouldbedouble spaced, using12-point, Times New
Roman Font.Use Chicago
withinyourtext (usingfootnotes) andprovide a Bibliographyat the
Thepaper should be 5-7 pages in length (excluding, tables,imagesandbibliography).
Sources: You are
required (but not limited to) threesecondarysources,and at
*Pleasenote that Wikipedia and Encyclopedia entries will not be considered secondarysources
to usefor this paper.*
Academic honesty: Academichonesty
is imperative. You should work alonein writingthe paper,althoughyoumaypost
questions in the General Questionsconference.
You should not
quote directlyfrom other
quotation marks andidentifyyour
source. Close paraphrasingshould be
avoided. All statementsyou obtainfrom
published sources should be
Before Submission: Although writingabilityis not theprimary
focus of this course,yourabilityto communicate
success.Payclose attention to whatyouarewriting.
Inaddition to spell checking
your work, read overyour
paper to identifyandcorrect
punctuation errors. You maywant
to havea friend readyourpaper beforeyou
turn it in or submityour paper
tothe EffectiveWritingCenterforreview.Go to this link forsubmission instructions:
Grading: Read the FinalPaper
Rubric documentfor information on how this paper willbe