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First Paper Guidelines

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Schumaker, Fall 2017 Overview The papers in this course are exercises in research and writing. They are designed to enhance both analytical and communication skills and to provide a deeper understanding of history as students examine evidence and craft arguments. First Paper: Primary Sources A short essay based on the set of four primary sources [...]

Essay Two: Research Paper

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Warren Metcalf, HIST 1493—040 This assignment is an original research paper of approximately 2,000 words, or six to seven double-spaced pages. In the process of writing this paper you will learn and then demonstrate the essential skills of the historian: defining a research question, gathering evidence, interpreting sources, and articulating an original argument about the [...]

Essay One: Primary Sources

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Warren Metcalf, HIST 1493—040 Fall 2017 The first paper is a short essay based on the primary sources in Chapter 1 of Discovering the American Past: A Look at the Evidence, Vol. II. Select any three of the following: Ida B. Wells United States Atrocities, 1892 (excerpt). Booker T. Washington’s Atlanta Exposition Address (standard printed [...]

Research Paper Assignment

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Professor Brosnan, HIST 1493—030 This research paper will be approximately 2000 words (about 6-7 pages). Primary Sources You will identify evidentiary sources for your research paper by using one of the approved online primary source collections found at http://explorehistory.ou.edu/1493-primary-source-collections/. If you wish to use a different primary source collection, check with your Discussion Leader [...]

Research Paper Assignment

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History 1493, Section 10--Prof. Grinberg This assignment is an original research paper of approximately 2,000 words, or 6-7 pages, double-spaced in 12-point font with one-inch page margins. It calls for you to engage in the essential skills of a historian: defining a research question, gathering evidence, analyzing primary and secondary sources, and developing and articulating [...]

Research Paper Assignment

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History 1483, Section 020--Gilje, Spring 2017 The second assignment is an original research paper of approximately 2,000 words, or six to seven double-spaced pages. In the process of writing this paper you will learn and then demonstrate the essential skills of the historian: defining a research question, gathering evidence, interpreting sources, and articulating an original [...]

Research Paper Instructions

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History 1483, Section 010 – Kruer, Spring 2017 This assignment is an original research paper of approximately 2,000 words, or six to seven double-spaced pages. In the process of writing this paper you will learn and then demonstrate the essential skills of the historian: defining a research question, gathering evidence, interpreting sources, and articulating an [...]

Essay One Assignment

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Paul Gilje, HIST 1483—020 Overview The papers in this course are exercises in research and writing. They are designed to enhance both analytical and communication skills and provide a deeper understanding of the interpretive function of thinking about and studying history. First Paper: Primary Sources The first paper is a short essay based on the [...]

Paper Two Instructions

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Dr. Griswold Paper Two Instructions Spring 2017 One of the goals of this course is to teach you how to assess historical documents critically and to write a sophisticated research paper.  On explorehistory.ou.edu, we provide you with a wealth of information, including on-line tutorials, to help you become a proficient researcher and writer.  I cannot [...]

Second Paper: Research Essay

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Professor Chappell, HIST 1493 Click here to download a PDF of this assignment. The second essay builds on the skills you developed in the first essay. This assignment may begin two ways: Start with a Source Pairing of a primary document and a secondary work drawn from the list provided on the course website. For [...]

Research Paper Instructions, HIST 1483-020

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Professor Shelden, Fall 2016 Click here to download a PDF of this assignment. This paper will be an approximately 2000-word essay based on your own original research of primary sources. Working with your TA, you will use your skills as a historian to identify a topic, construct a research question, examine primary sources on that [...]

1483 Research Paper Instructions

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Section 010--Kruer This assignment is an original research paper of approximately 2,000 words, or six to seven double-spaced pages. In the process of writing this paper you will learn and then demonstrate the essential skills of the historian: defining a research question, gathering evidence, interpreting sources, and articulating an original argument about the significance of [...]

Paper One Assignment

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Professor Robert Griswold (History 1493--020) The first paper is based on documents from what is called the “Triangle Factory Fire” of 1911, a tragedy that took the lives of 146 garment workers, mostly young Italian and Eastern European immigrant women. These documents are available from a website published by Cornell University and can be found [...]

Paper One Assignment

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Professor Shelden, HIST 1483--020 This paper will be an approximately 1000-word essay based on the set of primary sources provided below (and available in your course pack). Your task is to use those sources to develop an argument about an important issue in its historical context. Imagine your audience as intelligent readers craving new knowledge about [...]

1493 Primary Source Collections

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The following websites provide collections of related primary sources which students can utilize in their research paper in History 1493. Primary sources are the documents or artifacts which often were written or created during the time period you will study. Other documents were produced later by historical participants, perhaps as interviews, oral histories, or memoirs. [...]