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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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