write a 5-6
pages long. In the paper you will examine a single war and discuss how
that war and its results influenced the development of military organization,
strategy or technology. In this paper students will be expected to write clean,
understandable English in a logically organized format.
Students will be expected
in their papers to cite at least ten sources, of which at least three must be
primary sources – such as military documents; journals, letters and memoirs of
war participants; or contemporary newspaper reports of the war. Wikipedia and other web sites or sources
that are not from the .edu or .gov domains are not acceptable sources unless
they have been approved in advance by the instructor.
Quotes from sources must
be properly cited in footnotes or (preferably) endnotes, and a bibliography
must accompany the paper. Notes, bibliography and the paper text must conform
to Chicago/Turabian Style, though the notes and bibliography do not count
toward the overall length requirement.
The paper will be graded
on a 300-point scale based on the following criteria:
a. Does the paper conform
to proper length and style requirements?
b. Is the paper’s topic
appropriate for the assignment?
c. Does the paper have an
identifiable thesis and is that thesis
both clear and reasonable?
d. Is the thesis supported
by reasonable evidence and examples from the sources?
e. Are the evidence and
examples properly cited?
f. Overall, is the paper
well organized and clearly and accurately written?