Rampolla’s A Pocket Guide to Writing in History

| December 17, 2015

Rampolla’s A Pocket Guide to Writing in History

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syllabus, the grading rubric, and chapter 3 in Rampolla’s A Pocket Guide to Writing in History: Comparative Paper Writing Assignment , pp 35-38
Due: Week 7
Provide comparative paper on minimum 3 sources/articles from assigned chapter in Voices of Freedom
Include title page, approximately 5 pages text (1250 words), documentation, bibliography
Body of the paper:
Provide an introduction paragraph with thesis
Summarize and evaluate each source
Analyze similarities & differences of the three articles (compare/contrast): be sure to support your thesis organized around specific topics (Suggest to use topics from SPEFS)
Remember to provide a conclusion
Example Outline

Paragraph 1: Introduction (including some background) with Thesis:
(Example thesis): Despite the opportunities and prosperity that many Americans experienced during “the Roaring 20s,” there were specific limitations that prevented many groups of Americans from roaring. African-Americans, recent immigrants, and other minority groups suffered social, political and economic inequalities and discrimination despite their desire to live as free citizens in a nation that espoused freedom and liberty.
Paragraph 2: Evaluate/summarize article 1
Paragraph 3: Evaluate/summarize article 2
Paragraph 4: Evaluate/summarize article 3
Paragraph 5: Compare/contrast articles – Social theme (social inequalities)
Paragraph 6: Compare/contrast articles – Political theme (political inequalities)
Paragraph 7: Compare/contrast articles – Economic theme (economic inequalities)
Paragraph 8: Conclusion

You can use more than three articles from Voices of Freedom
You can use other sources (such as Give Me Liberty to provide additional information/context. Just be sure to include in your documentation/bibliography.
You can use any of the SPEFS themes, can use more than three
Other helpful information in Rampolla’s A Pocket Guide to Writing in History

Chapter 4: Following Conventions of Writing in History
What is a Thesis? See pp 55-61
How does Rampolla suggest that you organize your paper? See pp 61-69
Tips on writing style: See pp 69 – 81

Chapter 5: Writing a Research Paper
For the purposes of your term paper, pp. 98-102 are most helpful
Emphasizes the importance of notes, thesis development, outline and editing
Other helpful information in Rampolla’s A Pocket Guide to Writing in History

Chapters 6-7: tips on avoiding plagiarism, providing documentation
For bibliography or footnote/endnote entries for book with single author (Give Me Liberty!), see pp. 122-123, example #6.
For bibliography or footnote/endnote entries for collection of sources with an editor (Voice of Freedom), see pp. 129-132, examples 19 and 21. For each primary source used (minimum 3) from your selected chapter there should be an entry in the bibliography using this example format.
The format examples in Rampolla’s A Pocket Guide to Writing in History is the acceptable format, based on the Chicago Manual of Style. Do not use APA format.
For any direct quotation be sure to use a footnote or endnote to cite your source.
For any specific example or historical information used in the paper (that goes beyond general knowledge, even if it is not a direct quote), you should cite the source. When in doubt, cite the source.
Other helpful information in Rampolla’s A Pocket Guide to Writing in History

Chapters 6-7: tips on avoiding plagiarism, providing documentation
For bibliography or footnote/endnote entries for book with single author (Give Me Liberty!), see pp. 122-123, example #6.
For bibliography or footnote/endnote entries for collection of sources with an editor (Voice of Freedom), see pp. 129-132, examples 19 and 21. For each primary source used (minimum 3) from your selected chapter there should be an entry in the bibliography using this example format.
The format examples in Rampolla’s A Pocket Guide to Writing in History is the acceptable format, based on the Chicago Manual of Style. Do not use APA format.
For any direct quotation be sure to use a footnote or endnote to cite your source.
For any specific example or historical information used in the paper (that goes beyond general knowledge, even if it is not a direct quote), you should cite the source. When in doubt, cite the source.
Other helpful information in Rampolla’s A Pocket Guide to Writing in History

Chapters 6-7: tips on avoiding plagiarism, providing documentation
For bibliography or footnote/endnote entries for book with single author (Give Me Liberty!), see pp. 122-123, example #6.
For bibliography or footnote/endnote entries for collection of sources with an editor (Voice of Freedom), see pp. 129-132, examples 19 and 21. For each primary source used (minimum 3) from your selected chapter there should be an entry in the bibliography using this example format.
The format examples in Rampolla’s A Pocket Guide to Writing in History is the acceptable format, based on the Chicago Manual of Style. Do not use APA format.
For any direct quotation be sure to use a footnote or endnote to cite your source.
For any specific example or historical information used in the paper (that goes beyond general knowledge, even if it is not a direct quote), you should cite the source. When in doubt, cite the source.
Reference page needs to be in Chicago Style

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