All papers must be submitted in digital format as an e mail attachment and a

All papers must be submitted in digital format as an

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All papers must be submitted in digital format as an e-mail attachment and a hard copy is also required. The e copy sets the official date and time of submission and I will read the hard copy. All work must be submitted as Microsoft Word document. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure I have the paper at the proper time in the proper format. If I can’t read it I will not count it. This exercise aides those who have English as a second or third language and it is not an activity requiring memorization, it is an analysis requiring understanding, careful thought and analytical thinking not memorization. Questions? Ask me! The paper will normally be a benefit to you, but you get out of it what you put in to it! Use the Univ. of Chicago Manual of Style.
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RESEARCH PAPERS A good paper should have a thesis (a major question or line of inquiry it seeks to answer) and the logical, sequential, clear presentation of historical evidence to support the thesis. A thesis statement appears at the beginning of a short introductory passage and is reasserted in a conclusions section found at the end of the paper. The body of the paper reveals and develops the evidence that supports (or ‘proves’) the thesis statement. The thesis topic must be precise enough to be discussed in a short paper but not so narrow as to be trivial. “The Reign of Henry II’ is inappropriate as a thesis of a term paper because it is too wide and inclusive. “The Development of the Jury System in the Reign of Henry II’ could be adequately discussed in a short paper. Each paragraph in the body of the paper usually begins with a topic sentence that alerts the reader to content of that paragraph. Sometimes research will lead a writer to conclude that the original thesis was flawed; this is a laudable recognition, not a failure. An amended thesis results. Papers employ only the format and forms of THE CHICAGO MANUAL OF STYLE, found in print or electronic documents. For most students, the requirements are most clearly operative in citations and a listing of the sources consulted. There are specific, inflexible forms for citations (of direct quotations, paraphrases , or pivotal ideas) and a listing of all sources consulted even if the text is not quoted or directly paraphrased. There should be footnotes (not endnotes or in-text citations) and an alphabetized bibliography (not a Works Cited list.) Historians insist upon this formulary because it enables a reader to find and verify any quoted words or pivotal ideas to the exact authenticated source of origin; it is one guarantee that history be rooted in fact, not fiction. The paper should be based on at least one primary source , though more may be necessary, and secondary sources also. A primary source is derived from an historical participant and may include items ranging from written texts of letters, laws, and financial records to memorial engravings, audio/video materials and coins. A primary source always dates from the historical era being examined, recorded by the participant or a recording agent. A secondary source is one produced at a later period recounting and explaining the original era.
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