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Assignment 2: Final Project Part 3: Final Paper
This week, you will submit your final research paper.
Carefully review the guidelines for the paper covered for the Week 3 Project.
Your final paper must be 6-8 pages in length (body of the paper) plus
the title page and reference page. Do not include graphics or images
unless you put them in the end matter. Your paper should have an
introductory paragraph with a thesis statement as the last sentence in
the paragraph, several well-organized supporting paragraphs, and a
concluding paragraph that sums of the main points of your paper and
demonstrates to your reader that the thesis has been supported with
evidence. Here is a checklist to review before submitting your final
Does your paper still support the topic you chose in Week 3?
Be sure that the thesis statement of the introduction you drafted in Week 3 is still strong enough to support your topic (for more on writing a strong thesis statement visit the Purdue Online Writing Lab).
Make edits as necessary. The outline you wrote should help you
construct a strong body of paragraphs. Your references should already be
APA formatted. Be sure that your final list of references is formatted
properly using APA style. Remember to use supporting citations from the
textbook and online lectures. (Here is a guide to help you with APA-style citations.)
Does your essay include a conclusion that summarizes your findings
and ideas? Your conclusion must state why you think your chosen topic is
relevant to early US history. You can also state why it is important in
the study of history to explore this topic.
Verify that the essay does not use any direct quotes or lists or
pictures. The entire paper should be paraphrased material with citations
to all facts and references to all citations. Do not list references
that do not point to a citation.
Summary of Guidelines
The body of the paper should be a MS Word document that is no less than six pages in length, double spaced in 12-point font.
There should be an introduction paragraph with a thesis statement.
Separate paragraphs should amplify separate, chronological events or
concepts in early US history and their relation to your topic. Be sure
to point out how the topic remained the same and/or changed over the
time period in question.
The paper should end with a strong conclusion that ties together the
information found regarding the topic and discusses why the topic is
References should be listed on a separate page in APA format.