Term paper topic proposals are due on Monday, February 22nd (10 points). No points will be awarded after February 22nd.
1. It should be between 4-5 pages (typed and double spaced) in length.
2. Use at least three sources; they should be a combination of academic journal articles and
books or books alone, other than your textbooks. In addition to your three proper sources, you may useInternet sources with the sites that are edu or org domain.
The following site has excellent academic articles that may be useful to you. Scholarly Journal Archive(http://www.jstor.org)
3. Your paper should have an Introduction, Theme/Body, and a Conclusion.
4. Your paper should contain a Chicago style bibliography of your sources (seehttp://history.hanover.edu/courses/handouts/footnotes.htm )
5. Use Chicago style footnotes or endnotes when quoting or citing data (seehttp://writing.umn.edu/sws/assets/pdf/quicktips/chicago_bib.pdf )
6. Do a spelling and grammar check on your final paper.
7. Turn your report in by the deadline if you do not wish to be penalized
for an overdue paper.
Key points often missed in term papers:
10 pts for following syllabus and professor’s instructions
10 pts for grammer, flow, and overall style of essay
10 pts for including all required docs (e.g. bibliography, footnotes, original approved proposal)
20 pts for a clear intro and thesis statement
50 pts for supporting the intro/thesis with sources and body of text you wrote.
Good luck and enjoy the rest of your spring break.