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U.S. History Research Assignment

 

Due date

  • Feb. 25, 2005

Length

  • 4-5 pages
  • Typed
  • Size 12 font
  • Double spaced
  • 1" margins all the way around

Subject

  • Anything having to do with American history
  • Choose from the list or pick one of your own and get it approved by me
  • Due January 13

Thesis

  • Must defend a thesis having to do with your subject
  • Due January 20

Bibliography

  • Not included in required 4 pages
  • Must include at least 6 sources other than encyclopedias or textbooks. Two may be Internet sources.
    • List of sources Due January 27
  • Must follow standard MLA format

Citations

  • Use parenthetical notations or end notes
  • Must cite all unoriginal information or ideas

Rough Draft of Introduction and Outline Due February 17

Due Dates

  • January 13 - Subject
  • January 20 - Thesis
  • January 27 - List of Sources
  • February 17 - Rough Draft of Introduction and Outline
  • February 25 - Final Draft
 

TERM PAPER GRADE SHEET

 

NAME_________________

AREAS OF EVALUATION (Each of the nine areas is graded on a 1-4 point scale for a possible total of 36 points)

 

GRAMMAR                                                              1 2 3 4

FOLLOWING ASSIGNMENT                               1 2 3 4

EXTENT OF RESEARCH                                    1 2 3 4

CORRECT USE OF CITATIONS                        1 2 3 4

SUPPORTING THESIS                                        1 2 3 4

STYLE/FLOW                                                         1 2 3 4

CLARITY                                                                 1 2 3 4

READABILITY                                                        1 2 3 4

INTRODUCTION/CONCLUSION                       1 2 3 4

 

TOTAL _____

 

 

GRADING SCALE

A+ 36-35

A 34-33

A- 32-31

B+ 30-29

B 28-27                                              1-POOR

B- 26-25                                             2-FAIR

C+ 24-23                                            3-GOOD

C 22-21                                              4-EXCELLENT

C- 20-19

D+ 18-17

D 16-15

D- 14-13

F 12-9

 

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