The Writer may write about either: The Plague and how it effected the world, How
The Writer may write about either: The Plague and how it effected the world, How Greece had an effect on so many generations or if they find a better topic that is fine as well. Just as long as it is within the correct time frame, then I would appreciate it. Thank you so much, my girlfriend is going through a lot of health issues atm and I just do not have the time to do this or I should say I cannot make the time.
Thank you so much for this. I inlcluded instructions from the professor below.
A core writing assignment for this course is a Research Paper (1200-1500 words). The essay should support a thesis statement with information gained from research or investigation. The paper will not be just a report presenting information but will be a paper that carefully examines and presents your own historical interpretation of the topic you have chosen and your interpretation of the information you have gathered. It may include consideration of problems and solutions and it may define key terms.
It will be important to choose a topic of interest to you and to an academic audience. Approach this assignment with an open and skeptical mind, a willingness to look at all sides of an issue, and then form an opinion based on what you have discovered. You must suspend belief while you are investigating and let the discoveries shape your opinion. (This is a thesis-finding approach.) Once you have found your thesis, write the paper to support it.
You will use some of the following critical thinking skills in this process:
Choosing an appropriate topic, limiting the topic – a common mistake is to choose a topic that is too large for this length of paper. For example, if you wanted to choose “religion” as a topic, it would then be necessary to narrow that topic down by isolating a specific religion, period of time, an issue associated with it, or some key aspect that could serve as a focused topic for this length of paper.
Gathering information, summarizing sources
Analyzing and evaluating sources
Defining key terms
Amassing support for a position
Because this may be a longer essay than you have written before and a complex process is involved, do this paper in the following steps:
Choose a topic related to Western Civilization to approximately 1500 that you would truly like to explore and that you are willing to spend some time on. This should be a focused topic. Pose a question that you really want to answer. You may want to begin with more than one topic in mind.
Do some preliminary reading on the topic(s). Explore the information available. Refine your topic. Summarize your topic, your interest in the topic, the questions you want to answer, and a hypothesis you want to test.
Gather information from both primary and secondary sources (personal testimonies, interviews, official documents, books, articles, film, websites).
Use a minimum of four sources for your paper, and at least one must be a primary source (a source contemporary to the topic—primary sources are embedded throughout our textbook). NOTE: while it is acceptable to use the textbook, do NOT list the textbook as one of your sources.
Outline the results of your research and the plan for your essay.
Write the final draft, with a Works Cited List, using correct MLA documentation style