HIS 300 Spring Term Paper/Presentation

Research Question Due:  March 30th

Library Work Week 4/2 – 4/6 (Work with Ms. Hammond)

Thesis Due:  April 9th

First Draft Due:  Monday April 16th

Final Paper/Presentation Due:  April 30th

 

  • Paper must be 10+ pages, with a 5 minute explanation of your paper to the class (no slides necessary).
  • Presentation must be 20+ minutes (please nothing over 25 minutes).
  • Chicago Style Paper and Citations.
  • You MUST submit all sources to a Noodle Tools Page.
  • In a presentation – ALL sources must be cited IN THE SLIDE – this includes images, graphs, maps etc…
  • Presentations do not have to be a power point project. You could use Prezi, or animate your own project.  Get creative, entertain us!
  • The rubric utilized will be the same as the fall and Winter Term rubric – which you can find on the portal. It is clearly spelled out for you, how to get an “A”, on this Rubric – so USE IT!  It is your friend.
  • The first draft and final draft must be submitted to drop box in the portal. As well as “turn it in”.

General Format and Presentation

  1. The paper’s title, your name, the course number, and the date should appear on a separate first page for the paper, and on a separate first slide for presentations.
  2. Your paper AND/OR presentation needs an introduction, a middle section, and a conclusion. These sections do not need to be set off with individual headings.
    1. The introduction lays out your topic, states what your particular thesis or argument will be, and tells your reader how the paper will be structured—what points you will consider. You may also need to provide some background or context in the introduction.
    2. The middle section presents your information and develops your analysis and argument.
    3. The conclusion pulls together the main points, reasserts the thesis, and may relate the topic back to wider historical issues

 

  1. Number the pages so Mrs. Mathison can refer to them.
  2. Your paper will need footnotes (at the bottom of the page). Your presentation will need IN SLIDE citations.  Either a paper or a presentation will a bibliography at the end of your paper/presentation.

 

  1. Type your papers double-spaced, with margins of standard width (usually 1 inch on the sides and bottom and 1 1/2 inch on the top). Use standard times new roman font. Mrs. Mathison is fully aware that different fonts may be used to make a paper seem larger or smaller than it really is. In addition, exotic fonts may be hard to read and grade.
  2. Proofread your paper carefully for spelling and typing mistakes. A sloppy paper distracts attention from what you are saying and makes the reader wonder if your preparation for the paper and your thinking were careless too. If your word processor has a spell-checker, use it, but remember that it will not catch typos that happen to be words (e.g., “marital” vs. “martial”). Correct any last-minute changes neatly in ink.
  3. Keep a copy of your paper, either saved to your device/computer or photocopied.
  4. If your instructor has given any special instructions about the format of the paper, be sure to follow them.

 

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