05 Nov Your essays should normally be chosen from the lis
Your essays should normally be chosen from the lists below. Essays should be between 1,500-2,000 words long, should be footnoted and have an appropriate bibliography. My expectation is that you will use the readings provided–assigned and recommended–as a basis for your bibliography. Pay attention to the rubric: you will notice that to achieve higher marks you will have to read beyond the literature we have provided, so familiarise yourself with the library! Essays require that you interpret primary source evidence in historical context, drawing from the assigned course readings. All of your papers must:▪closely analyze and describe primary sources using specifics and details;▪use scholarly secondary source texts for evidence about the historical context;▪select evidence to prove a thesis;▪draw conclusions beyond those that are immediately obvious from the evidence;▪write a paper that has a clear thesis, evidence organized into logical paragraphs, and a conclusion;▪use correctly formatted footnote citations.Essays should also:▪Consider different perspectives on a problem or controversy related to Modern US History and attempt to reach a resolution about it. (Global Engagement)▪Appreciate that U.S. history cannot be understood in isolation from people and events from around the world. (Global Awareness)▪Recognize that history is comprised of multiple stories, representing diverse experiences and perspectives (Global Perspective)▪Construct an evidence-based argument that integrates multiple perspectives on an issue in Modern US History. (Global Perspective)LAYOUT OF ASSESSED WORK▪All work will normally be word-processed.▪The main text should be double-spaced; the footnotes and bibliography should be single-spaced.▪Font size for text should be 12pt; for footnotes 10pt. Times New Roman “justified” text layout is ideal.▪1inch margins.▪The title page should record the essay question,panther id,classcode and title, and the date.▪The bibliography should begin on a separate page at the end of the essay.▪Use footnotes rather than endnotes.▪Footnote markers should be numerical and superscript (e.g. …as Smith had argued.1); footnotes should run consecutively throughout the essay.▪All pages, including the title page and bibliography, should be numbered consecutively.▪A running header containing the essay question only (abbreviated if practical) is useful, but not essential.▪Use quotation marks and correct footnote citations with page numbers to protect yourself from being accused of plagiarism▪Quotations of three lines or fewer should run on in the text and be enclosed in quotation marks.Quotations of more than three lines should be inset and single-spaced, without quotation marks.▪Matter inserted into a quotation to clarify a point should be enclosed in square brackets, e.g. ‘he[Lord George Sackville] left the House amid loud cheers.’▪Word limit: Word limits include footnotes and appendices, if any, but not the bibliography.▪Review for errors of spelling and grammar—this is a formal written report! I recommend using the advanced spelling and grammar check functions in MS Word.