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Unformatted text preview: INFORMATION ABOUT PAPERS FOR HISTORY 048 Fall 2011 The purpose of the paper and take-home essay in this course is twofold: 1) to improve your writing skills, especially those skills demanded by historical work; and 2) to sharpen your analytic thinking. The assignment is for you to reply to a question requiring analysis and interpretation of key issues in imperial Russian history. This paper is not a research paper and you should not concern yourselves with identifying and analyzing primary sources or additional secondary sources. You should clearly state your position on the paper topic as your thesis. Remember: a thesis must be a proposition that can be argued; a general theme or summation of empirical facts is not a thesis. Should you have questions, please feel free to speak with Professor Holquist or Mr. Alex Hazanov. While we will not be able read drafts, we would be very happy to discuss outlines and arguments you may have. Format : Papers must *be TYPED *be DOUBLE-SPACED *have a TITLE *include PAGE NUMERATION *have ONE-INCH MARGINS *have ENDNOTES, with consecutive numbering of notes. Your first citation must include all necessary bibliographic information. *be NO LONGER THAN SIX (6) PAGES. Bibliography and endnotes do not count toward the page limit. *include a BIBLIOGRAPHY *be FREE OF TYPOGRAPHICAL, SPELLING or OTHER CARELESS ERRORS *be ON TIME. Papers must be turned in at the beginning of class. * PAPERS MAY NOT BE SUBMITTED AS ELECTRONIC ATTACHMENTS, unless special provision has been made previously. Grading : In general, “A” papers are those which, in addition to having no sloppy errors or grammatical failings, are articulate, well-argued, and give evidence of original thinking. “B” papers are solid, careful, but less original or less well written. “C” papers are adequate, but may be flatly written, loosely conceived, or somewhat superficial. “D” papers have serious conceptual or stylistic problems. Papers whose content is excellent, but which contain errors of the type listed...
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This note was uploaded on 02/29/2012 for the course GG 101 taught by Professor Gg during the Spring '12 term at UPenn.

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