History 9 Paper 2
Students will write a 4-5-page paper on a topic of their choosing. The topic must address World History (not including Europe or the United States), fall within the period from 1500 to 2000, and be approved by Dr. Moore. Footnotes and bibliography must be in the University of Chicago format. General context information should cite our textbook, McKay’s A History of World Societies. In addition, students must cite at least:
1. One primary source.
2. One academic journal.
3. One print source.
Please refer to the accompanying checklist. Any missing elements will result in a grade penalty.
The paper should be 4-5 pages, double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman. Please include page numbers.
Feb. 9 – Paper topic.
Mar. 2 – Outline due
Mar. 13 – Paper due via email.
Before you hand in your paper, make sure complies with all of the following instructions:
□ The paper must have a bibliography. Any paper without a bibliography will be penalized a letter grade.
□ Information and ideas from secondary sources must be cited, even when not directly quoted. Papers with no citation or egregiously little citation will be penalized a letter grade.
□ Text taken word-for-word from a source must be placed in quotation marks. If it is not, this is plagiarism.
□ Citations must be correct. If there is a citation that I cannot trace by referring to the source cited in the footnote, your paper will be penalized a fraction grade.
□ The paper must be a history paper – that is, it must refer to a historical period and to changes over time.
□ The paper must have a thesis that is clearly stated in the introduction and that is the focus of all the information provided in the paper.
□ The paper must not be sloppy. Excessive typos, misspellings, formatting issues, and incorrect citation format will be penalized at least a fraction grade.
This checklist should be returned in class the day the paper is due.