Guidelines for good questions and topics.
  • the question needs to go deeper than we have in class. A good rule is to ask yourself, "could a US history student answer this question based on what we have learned in class. For example avoid questions like "What was the experience of African Americans during WWII?" We have explored this is class already.
  • Have an angle and somewhat narrow topic, instead of "what was the role of women in the US after WWII." Try something more specific. What was the role of women in the anti-war movement OR civil rights movement OR elections. Another great topic would be the Women's Liberation Movement
  • ALL TOPICS MUST BE WRITTEN FROM A US PERSPECTIVE, this is a US history class. So if your topic involves the civil war in Guatemala your question has to focus on something American. "What was the role of the US in the Guatemalan Civil War?"
  • MATERIALS MUST BE BROUGHT TO CLASS ON 3/12
INTRODUCTION AND THESIS DUE 3/16---NO EXCEPTIONS
  • OUTLINE DUE 4/1 with revised thesis paragraph
The research paper outline is The outline should (a) be based on quality research, (b) be about 3-4 pages double-spaced in 12 pt Times New Roman font, and (c) have the following components:
1. Revised thesis paragraph
2. Main arguments
3. Topic sentences for each paragraph
4. Main points for each paragraph

- The link below shows an example outline. The main differences between this sample and the one due for US History are the KIS one will (a) be double-spaced, (b) include a complete thesis statement at the beginning, and (c) have complete topic sentences for each paragraph.
http://img.quamut.com/chart/8201/outline%20example.jpg

ROUGH DRAFT INCLUDING COMPLETE BIBLIOGRAPHY APRIL 17
FINAL DRAFT APRIL 29 make sure you turn everything in as it is listed on the assignment paper see F

How to cite

remember we are using foot notes.

turnitin.com

--due by 8am Wed 29th
E block class id 2507502
F Block class id 2507505
RESEARCH PAPER FOLLOW UP
1) Read through you paper carefully taking note of my comments. Review the rubric and look at your scores.
2) Using bullet points list the 15 most common and most important mistakes you made.---note which of these mistakes could have been prevented simply with more attention to detail.
3) Now write a 1.5 page essay in the following format: (New Times Roman one inch margins. 12 point font, DOUBLE SPACE)
4) Briefly outline the strengths of you paper. Referring to your list, how can you improve this paper?
5) If you have room, discuss what you learned about writing a research paper.