Term Paper (DUE IN 7 HOURS i.e. due today at 11pm)
TOPIC: DREAD SCOTT DECISION
As Part of the course, Students must write a 3-5-page paper. A minimum of Five credible sources must be used for the paper one of which must be a primary source. All sources must be from either credible books or journal articles. Encyclopaedias, Wikipedia, dictionaries, and web pages, WILL NOT BE ACEPPTED. All sources must be approved by the instructor. An outline with a thesis statement must be turned in an approved by the instructor. Your research paper should be an organized presentation of ideas relevant to the topic you have selected. And, while some of the sources of information you use may present a biased or one-sided view of some issue, your job, as a history student, is to present an objective analysis of the topic. Therefore, you will not only be organizing and summarizing the reference materials used, you will also be evaluating them in terms of their contribution to an objective understanding of the topic of your research. Your introduction and thesis should State clearly the of your research. For example, whether you are describing some historical event (Such as the Seven Years War) or exploring the causes and consequences of some historical event (Such as the Salem Witch Trials), make it clear to your reader from the beginning what you are doing. Follow through with the purpose(s) stated in your opening paragraphs through-out the paper. Avoid including material that is not really relevant to the topic or purpose(s) of your paper the attached rubric gives an outline of grading criteria. Please also see the attached example of an “A” Your paper will be graded on its coherency, its analysis of the sources, style, format and credibility. Sources should be cited in your paper, and no paper should have more than 10% of it as quotes or cited information. This should be YOUR work, NOT something solely contrived from other sources.