RESEARCH PAPER GUIDELINES
One research paper is required for this course. The Research Paper is worth a total of 30% of your grade and is due on the assigned date found on your syllabus!
can write the paper( for instance) on a person ( Napoleon ) , event(
Armenian Genocide )or set of people, , ( The Ottomans) no broad topic
like the First World War . or Second World War ….
The research paper is of your choice as long as it covers the period that is being cover in the course. The paper will be ten pages in length, double spaced, using 12 point font, submitted online.
This should be similar to any paper you would write for other classes –
including a title page, an introduction, body of text, a conclusion,
and references/bibliography. APA or MLA format is acceptable.
Proper Citation of Sources.
When writing papers which use information from researched sources, it
is necessary to provide complete and correct documentation to show the
source of all words and ideas which are not those of the student.
Failure to cite a source implies that the information used is the
original work of the paper writer – a form of stealing known as
“plagiarism.” In the college class, plagiarism is grounds for failure,
no matter how well written the rest of the paper may be.
use first person or contractions when writing. Also, remember that a
successful term paper is not one that is written at the last moment,
rather it is one that has been thought out, written, edited, and edited
some more (you may consider turning in a rough draft or talking with me
prior to the due date if you are unsure about how to approach writing
the paper). Make sure you proofread! Nothing detracts from a paper (or grade) worse than a poorly written, mistake-filled paper.
When writing this research paper, you should attempt to address the following questions: Comprehensive introduction ( includes who, what, where , and when) with clear thesis statement that answers the question.
- Why is this person or event important in Modern World History?
- Does this individual or event represent an aspect that helped shape Modern World History?
Modern World History be different if not for the actions of this person
or the occurrence of the events? (ensure you have a solid conclusion)
should not use the encyclopedia or the course text book as the primary
source of research. Also keep in mind when writing the research paper
,You should not rely solely on the internet for information either;
students may use certain web page links such as, The History Channel or Historynet.com to reinforce the research paper.