Western Civilization Research paper
Volume of 3 pages (825 words)
Assignment type : Research Paper
Western Civilization 1
Research Paper Assignment
Papers must be typed, 3-4 pages in length, double spaced, and use 12-point font. You must use at least three sources, two of which must be books (others can include websites (Not Wikipedia), newspaper articles, or journal articles). Do not use your textbook as a source. Papers should include a works cited page on the last page with full citation information for all sources used.
All papers must be handed in on due date which will appear on the syllabus, no emails. Papers that are late will be reduced by one letter grade and no papers will be accepted past the following class meeting after due date.
Papers should follow the MLA style format. See https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/02/ as a reference. Also, do not hesitate to ask a librarian at the McKay library if you need further guidance on formatting and citations. Take advantage of our Academic Learning Center (ALC). A Librarian or ALC staff are important members of our learning community and are excellent sources for success.
Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Plagiarism is the act of handing in someone else’s work as your own or copying from a book or website. Plagiarizing part or all of your paper will result in an automatic F on the assignment.
Choose a person or place within the timeline and locations of this course and describe the importance in which this person or place played in Western Civilization.
Research Paper Suggestions
Thesis statement was in the introduction (first or second sentence)
Supporting arguments were mentioned with the thesis
Supporting arguments were argued in order with evidence through the paper
Good use of sources (demonstrates strong research skills)
Avoid writing the paper chronologically (on the life of Caesar for example). Structure the paper around main arguments
Avoid the use of contractions (wasn’t, isn’t, shouldn’t)
Avoid conversational phrases (“you know what I’m saying”)
Avoid first person pronouns (I, we) instead rephrase (It appears, this paper will argue, the evidence indicates or shows)
Plagiarism receives an automatic F
The paper should be organized as follows:
– Thesis statement – Supporting arguments
– Body – Argue in same order as supporting information
– Conclusion – Restate thesis