Week 3: Midterm InstructionsMidterm Instructions
Over the next three weeks you will focus on preliminary work for your final paper.
Submit the following in a Word Document as an attachment in your Assignment Folder by the end of Week 5. Do not hesitate to post any questions you may have in the General Questions conference.
: Select two primary sources and three to four secondary sources that you will use for your final paper.
Construct a descriptive annotated bibliography (using Chicago Style) with these sources.
If you are not sure how to construct an annotated bibliography or how to cite in Chicago Style, see the following links.Please note that the Annotated Bibliography will be graded as a separate assignment.
How to construct an Annotated Bibliography
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: Provide a rough outline of how you plan to organize your final paper.
If you are not sure how to construct an outline, see the example attached.
: Provide a preliminary thesis statement.
If you are not sure how to write a thesis statement, take time to read over the information provided at the following site.How to construct an introduction/thesis statement
: Submit a rough draft of the first paragraph of your final paper.
For tips on constructing a well written introduction, see the information provided at the link above.
The following websites may be helpful to you in learning how to use UMUC’s Library resources and locating/evaluating scholarly sources.Using the eBook Collection
cfmLocating and Evaluating Scholarly Articles
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MAKE A TENTATIVE OUTLINE
All points must relate to the same major topic that you
first mentioned in your capital Roman numeral.
Example of an outline:
I. INTRODUCTION - (Brief comment leading into subject matter -
Thesis statement on Shakespeare)
II. BODY - Shakespeare's Early Life, Marriage, Works, Later Years
A. Early life in Stratford
1. Shakespeare's family
a. Shakespeare's father
b. Shakespeare's mother
2. Shakespeare's marriage
a. Life of Anne Hathaway
b. Reference in Shakespeare's Poems
B. Shakespeare's works
ii. Romeo and Juliet
i. The Tempest
ii. Much Ado About Nothing
i. King John
ii. Richard III
iii. Henry VIII
3. Other poems
C. Shakespeare's Later Years
1. Last two plays
2. Retired to Stratford
i. Epitaph on his tombstone
A. Analytical summary
1. Shakespeare's early life
2. Shakespeare's works
3. Shakespeare's later years
B. Thesis reworded
C. Concluding statement