History 221 – African American History Before 1877
Historical Topic Paper
Writing assignment #1:
Write a 3 page paper with a title page and bibliography following the format used by your major or department: Modern Language Association (MLA), American Psychological Association (APA), Council of Science Editors (CSE), Kate L. Turabian’s Manual, and the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS).
You must have at least three sources and as many primary sources as you can find.
YOU MUST CITE YOUR SOURCES!
Save your paper in WORD document as (LastnameHIST221shortpaper1).
Write a 3 page paper with a cover page and reference page. (You must also include in-text citations within the body of the paper as well as the reference page).
Remember to explain what details and experiences these ex-slaves gave in describing the institution of slavery and the practice of slavery. Compare the two narratives for similarities and differences.
You must use the slave narrative site and reference both narratives in your paper
You must have at least two sources from the Slave Narrative site. You must use the Modern Language Association (MLA), American Psychological Association (APA), Council of Science Editors (CSE), Kate L. Turabian’s Manual, and the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS)style of your major. YOU MUST CITE YOUR SOURCES!
Summary: summarize your paper in the last paragraph.
The paper MUST be typed in Microsoft word using Times New Roman font (12), double spaced, with the preset margins. Students must submit the historical topic paper no later than Sunday by midnight at the end of week three. You must use APA, MLA or CHICAGO format. APA, MLA formatted papers must included in-text citations within the body of the work to cite the sources and they must include a reference page. If using Chicago format, you must use footnotes and include a reference page. The short paper needs to be turned in through the assignment section for grading. If you use any of the information from your sources word-for-word, you must cite; however do not use quotes if you must a minimum of two short quotes are what can be used. Also, 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 reference page 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.
Also note your paper will be submitted to the TURNITIN web program to check it for issues of plagiarism.
Late papers will not be accepted. No exceptions!