Written Assignment 2
DUE: Mar 19, 2017 11:55 PM

Grade Details
Grade N/A
Gradebook Comments None
Assignment Details
Open Date Feb 6, 2017 12:00 AM
Graded? Yes
Points Possible 100.0
Resubmissions Allowed? Yes
Remaining Submissions 2
Attachments checked for originality? Yes
Assignment Instructions
History 221 – African American History Before 1877
Assignment #2
Historical SHORT Paper

Writing assignment #2:

Write a 3 page paper with a title page and references page. Total of 5 pages will be turned in.

Save your paper in WORD document as (LastnameHIST221shortpaper2).

The topic for your paper:


First watch the PBS video:
Reconstruction: A Moment In The Sun : www.pbs.org/video/2365472571/

The second assignment paper will have you investigate the Reconstruction era. The paper will ask you to highlight all the new programs, changes and obstacles faced by the newly freed slaves in the reconstructed Southern society.

You will need three distinct and solid references to show your research on this topic.

Recommended sites for sources:
APUS library
Reconstruction: The Second Civil War –
Archival sources on Reconstruction –
Special Field Order No. 15, at the Freedmen & Southern Society Project at the University of Maryland.

You must have at least three references. You must use the Modern Language Association (MLA), American Psychological Association (APA), Council of Science Editors (CSE), Kate L. Turabian’s Manual, and the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS)of your major. YOU MUST CITE YOUR SOURCES!
Summary: summarize your paper in the last paragraph.

Also please check if your instructor has a TURNITIN requirement to submit your papers to TURNITIN as part of the grading process.

Late papers will not be accepted. No exceptions!
The paper MUST be typed in Microsoft word using Times New Roman font (12), double spaced, with the preset margins. Students must submit the historical topic paper no later than Sunday by midnight at the end of week six. You must use APA, MLA or CHICAGO format. APA, MLA formatted papers must included in-text citations within the body of the work to cite the sources and they must include a reference page. If using Chicago format, you must use footnotes and include a reference page. The short paper needs to be turned in through the assignment section for grading. If you use any of the information from your sources word-for-word, you must cite; however do not use quotes if you must a minimum of two short quotes are what can be used. Also, if you read the information and write it in your own words and it is not common knowledge, then you must cite the source because you are paraphrasing someone’s information.

The short paper must include a cover page with your name, course number and course title, instructor’s name, and date. You must also include a reference page at the end of your paper. While composing your paper, use proper English. Do not use abbreviations, contractions, passive voice, or first/ second person (I, you, we, our, etc). Before submitting your paper, check your grammar and use spell check. Remember, the way you talk is not the way you write a paper.

Please remember this is a formal paper and not informal like your forum; therefore your paper MUST include in-text citations within the body of your paper (APA or MLA) or footnotes (Chicago) to cite it and you must also include the references on the reference page. Examples are attached of each format.

Keep in mind your papers MUST be uploaded under the Assignment tab. Papers will not be accepted that are sent via email.
Chicago Style:http://apus.campusguides.com/APUS_ePress/chicago
APA style:http://apus.campusguides.com/content.php?pid=205954&sid=3202561
MLA Style: http://www.apus.edu/content/dam/online-library/resources-services/Harlow_2012_MLA.pdf

Also remember that Noodle tools has the Noodle bib express which showcases all three styles of writing and has a fill in page that creates your citation and bibliography reference for you.

Plagiarism help:
Please click this link to read the APUS plagiarism policy: http://www.apus.edu/z/faculty/policies/plagiarism/index.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q0NlWcTq1Y Plagiarism: How to avoid it

http://youtu.be/g2XzJsQ0-OU A Tutorial on Plagiarism

Writing help:


Please remember NO PLAGIARISM. Before you complete this assignment please read about Plagiarism and the consequences of it here .
Click on the attachments for examples of the Chicago format & APA format can be found there as well. Please follow the instructions because you will be graded on this.

Please also review the written assignment rubric because that is what I will use to grade your papers. You are welcome to send it to me by email before you submit it and I will help you and give you guidance on it if needed. Please keep your turnitin originality percentage under 20% . Any papers found to have been plagiarized will receive a zero.

If you have any questions please email me via the messages tab.

-Prof. Davis
Supporting Materials
How+to+cite+sources.pdf (105 KB)
apa-sampleresearchpaper.pdf (146 KB)
Chicago style sample paper footnotes example.pdf (280 KB)
How to cite sources.pdf (105 KB)
mlaintext.pdf (196 KB)
GenEdLowerLevelGradingRubric.docx (28 KB)
ChicagoFormat.pdf (1 MB)
lpcplagiarism_examples.pdf (131 KB)
primaryvssecondarysources.pdf (79 KB)
Quoting.pdf (63 KB)
APA help.docx (22 KB)
Citing help for all formats.docx (18 KB)
MLA Template with coverpage (title page).docx (21 KB)

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