I need help with my history final project. Choose your own history topic. (3 pages) (Do not bid high)

Dec 14th, 2015
Price: $15 USD

Question description

A Short Paper Assignment alnlows you to demonstrate your research skills to your instructor and to receive feedback that will benefit you when you write research papers for future courses. With this assignment, you will learn how to do proper research and write a short paper.

You are allowed to choose your own topic, as long as it pertains to the subject of this course. If you have any questions . This is your opportunity to look in greater detail at a subject that interests you.

This short paper is at least three double-spaced pages of text (Times New Roman, font size 12) and you must consult a minimum of two academically credible sources. Your bibliography and citations may be in APA, MLA, or Chicago Style format. Students majoring in history must use Chicago Style format.

The short paper needs to be turned in through the Assignments section for grading. If you use any of the information from your sources word-for-word, you must put that material in quotation marks and cite the source by using endnotes, footnotes, or parenthetical citations. 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 bibliography 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 label your paper as follows: lastnamefirstnameHIST101ShortPaper.



Possible topics for Assignment # 2 include:


European exploration of North America    

Relationships between Indian tribes and various European nations

Growing tensions between Britain and the American colonies

The “Second War of Independence”: the War of 1812   

America’s Industrial Revolution     

Slavery and sectional tensions before the Civil War    

Indians and settlement of the West      

Women’s rights in antebellum America       

The Civil War and American society    

Objectives of Reconstruction

Basic Grading Criteria for General Education and (Lower Level) Written Assignments in History





Indicate the points and explanation of how the grade was determined

100 pts. or %


(D+ or below)


(C- to C+)


(B- to B+)


(A- to A)

Format and Submission:

Paper submission is correctly formatted according to syllabus and assignment instructions on length and word count

Paper formatted with numerous errors and guidelines not followed; no title page; paper saved with incorrect file name. Length and word count not met

(0 – 6.9 points)

Paper formatted with 3 or more errors; title page missing is two or more required elements; paper saved using incorrect filename. Length and/or word count not met

(7.0 – 7.9 points)

Paper and title page formatted correctly with fewer than 3 errors; saved and submitted with correct filename. Length and word count met

(8.0 – 8.9 points)

Paper and title page are correctly formatted with no errors; saved and submitted with correct filename. Length and word count met.

(9 – 10 points)


Introduction and Thesis Statement:

Topic selection and thesis offer clear argument and analysis appropriate for an academic paper

Topic is considerably too large /narrow for paper length and/or marginally related to the course; no discernible thesis or argument; many logical and factual errors; significant problems with understanding of historical content.

(0 – 13.9 points)

Topic is considerably too large /narrow for paper length and/ or marginally related to the course; thesis or argument is not clear; some logical and historical errors; paper organized more toward chronology than analysis and argument.

(14 – 15.9 points)

Topic is appropriate but too large /narrow for paper length; thesis is clear and argument is supported by facts in most paragraphs; historical context and causality are logically presented in the analysis.

(16 – 17.9 points)

Topic is appropriate for paper length; thesis is focused and argument is fully supported by carefully chosen and weighed facts in each paragraph; evidence of comprehension of historical context and causality.

(18 - 20 points)


Organization and Body of Essay:

Organization of the paper ( introductory, supporting, concluding paragraphs) designed to present factual material logically and clearly to the reader

The paper is not logically organized in paragraphs; ideas fail to make sense and the reader cannot identify a line of reasoning and loses interest; little evidence of coherent organization and use of factual material.

(0 – 17.4 points)

The paper appears to be logically organized, but ideas fail to make sense in paragraph structure and inadequate coverage; the reader is unclear about what the writer intends due to poor organization and major omissions of factual material.

(17.5 – 19.9 points)

The organization of the paper generally supports the purpose or argument in the introduction, body, and conclusion; ideas are usually logically sequenced so that the reader can follow the line of reasoning and use of factual material.

(20.0 – 22.4 points)

The organization of the paper logically supports the purpose or argument in the introduction, body, and conclusion; ideas are logically sequenced from one paragraph to another and clearly linked to each other; the reader can easily follow the line of reasoning.

(22.5 – 25 points)


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