– The subject of your paper can be about anything that occurred in North America from the Archaic Period up until 1865 a.d., nothing after. If you have any questions regarding the subject matter or your chosen topic, send me an email and I will respond to you in a timely manner.
– Your paper needs to use at least 3 sources. These sources can be primary or secondary in nature. You may use your textbook as a source of information, but it will not count as 1 of the required 3 sources. Websites are not acceptable as sources, however online databases which can be accessed through the library are acceptable.
– The paper should be double spaced in 12 point Times New Roman font. It must be at least 4 pages long, but not more than 5 pages long. A works cited page (bibliography) is not necessary so please do not include one.
– I have formulated a grading criteria to help you better understand how your paper will be graded. The 20 potential points of your papers grade will be determined as follows;
Content – 10 points – The quality and depth of research displayed by your paper.
Structure – 3 points – Your paper should be properly organized with a clearly identifiable introduction, body, and conclusion. The evidence you provide in your paper should be presented in a logical sequence intended to support your thesis statement.
Grammar – 3 points – Spelling, punctuation, etc.
Citations – 4 points – Footnotes should be in Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) format. All quotes, paraphrased information, and information that is not common knowledge needs to be properly cited.