A) YOUR PAPER SHOULD BE:
- 6 to 8 pages (approx. 2000 words) in length, consecutively numbered (at the top right-hand corner)
- typed and printed
- double-spaced with one-inch margins, using a font size no larger than 12 pt.
- stapled at the top left-hand corner
B) YOUR PAPER SHOULD HAVE:
- a TITLE and TITLE PAGE with your name and the course information on it (not counted as one of your 6 to 8 pages!); cover illustrations, font size and style on the title page are optional
- an INTRODUCTION, a MIDDLE PART, and a CONCLUSION [see Note on Structure and Style below]
- a BIBLIOGRAPHY of all the books and other sources you used, listed alphabetically by author's last name, on a separate page at the end of your paper. Please use the following general format for all works cited:
Full name(s) of author(s) or editor(s), TITLE [underlined], edition number, place/publisher, and year of publication [in parentheses]
Goldwin Smith, A History of England, 4th edition (New York: Scribner and Sons, 1994)
A minimum of three sources, including one PRIMARY SOURCE is required
Papers compiled entirely from Internet sources such as Wikipedia are not acceptable! Please use books or articles in print whenever possible.
- Be sure to use proper ANNOTATIONS when you are quoting directly from, or making other references to, any works
- You may either use the so-called MLA Style (i.e. parenthetical references, citing author and page number),
or the so-called Chicago Style (i.e. consecutively numbered footnotes, citing author, abbreviated title, and page number)
- For more information please refer to: Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (Chicago and London: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2009), or Joseph Gibaldi, MLA Style Manual (New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2010), or visit the DePaul University Writing Center.
WARNING: PLAGIARISM IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED!
Consult the DePaul Student Handbook regarding the university's academic integrity regulations:
C) BEFORE YOU HAND IN YOUR PAPER ON NOVEMBER 11:
- PROOFREAD IT: check spelling, grammar, and style – make all necessary corrections before printing!
- spell check programs are useful but will often not catch all errors
- suggestion: let someone else (e.g. roommate, parent, friend) read your paper before you hand it in
- if you want, you may hand in a rough draft up to one week before the paper deadline to obtain feedback on the quality of your work and suggestions for improvements
- Please make sure that any pictures, maps, charts, tables etc. that you want to include are attached in an
APPENDIX and properly annotated
D) NOTE ON STRUCTURE AND STYLE
Your essay should be well-structured, presenting a clear thesis in the introduction, and analysis of your sources, and your conclusion(s). It should be written in a scholarly style (i.e. avoid the use of colloquialisms, slang terminology, profanity), and directed towards the general, interested reader. Avoid unnecessary repetitions and run-on sentences.
Papers will be evaluated based primarily on their content (i.e. originality, thoroughness of research, analytical depth), BUT excessive spelling mistakes, poor grammar, a sloppy style or presentation etc. will affect the grade negatively. Papers which are not in substantial compliance with the above guidelines may be returned un-graded for a rewrite.
|Due By (Pacific Time)||11/11/2013 01:00 pm|
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