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PAPER 2 PROMPT HISTORY 1301 PY 1 SPRING 2018
DUE SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2018, ON CANVAS BEFORE 11:59 P.M.
NOTE: DRAW UPON ONLY THE DOCUMENT LISTED IN THE “PRIMARY SOURCE,” THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE ASSIGNED SECONDARY SOURCES,THE CLASS LECTURES, AND THE TEXTBOOK AS SOURCES. YOU MAY NOT CHOOSE YOUR OWN SOURCES. YOU MAY NOT USE ANY OTHER INTERNET OR PRINT SOURCES.
Your paper MUST be formatted as follows:
- Length-THREE (3) FULL PAGES MINIMUM/FOUR (4) FULL PAGES MAXIMUM. I define a “page” as having text that reaches all the way to the bottom of the page, just before the bottom margin. Your paper may be longer than 3 pages, but it may NOT be shorter than 3 pages.
- Margins- 1” margins on the left, right, top, and bottom.
- Spacing- DOUBLE-SPACED. DO NOT put four spaces between paragraphs.
- Font– 12 point font Times New Roman or Arial only.
- Heading: SINGLE-SPACED; NAME, HISTORY 1301 PY 1, FOUT. Do NOT double-space or triple-space headings. Doing so will not be included in your total page count.
CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION
Your paper will be evaluated on the following criteria:
- Content, including critical analysis: 55%
- Citations: 25%
- Mechanical accuracy, including organization, spelling, grammar, and punctuation: 10%
- Following directions given in assignment: 10%
TOTAL PERCENTAGE: 100%
Your paper will be graded on a scale from 0-100 points, with 0 being the lowest, and 100 being the highest. See above for point values of criteria for evaluation.
ALL PAPERS MUST BE CITED. YOU MAY USE MLA-STYLE CITATIONS OR CHICAGO MANUAL OF STYLE CITATIONS. HOWEVER, YOU MUST CITE ALL MATERIALS- WORDS AND IDEAS- TAKEN FROM YOUR ASSIGNED PRIMARY SOURCES, SECONDARY SOURCES, AND THE TEXTBOOK, WHETHER YOU ARE QUOTING THEM DIRECTLY OR PARAPHRASING THE MATERIAL.
YOU MUST INCLUDE BOTH PARENTHETICAL CITATIONS (MLA STYLE)OR FOOTNOTES/ENDNOTES (CHICAGO MANUAL OF STYLE) AND A WORKS CITED PAGE (FOR MLA STYLE) OR A BIBLIOGRAPHY (FOR CHICAGO MANUAL OF STYLE).
ANY PAPERS SUBMITTED WITHOUT CITATIONS AND A WORKS CITED (MLA STYLE) OR FOOTNOTES/ENDNOTES AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY (CHICAGO STYLE) WILL RECEIVE A GRADE OF “0.”
For information on the format of MLA citations and a Works Cited page, please see the following website: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/
For information on the format of Chicago Manual of Style citations and a bibliography, please see: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/717/01/
You may also consult with the Collin College Writing Center at any Collin College campus or the Online Writing Lab. For locations and hours of the Writing Centers, please see: http://www.collin.edu/studentresources/writingcenter/. Information on consultations with the Online Writing Lab is also located on that web page.
PROMPT- CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF PRIMARY SOURCE DOCUMENTS
Historians employ the method of critical analysis to examine primary sources.
Choose one primary source listed below and write a three-four page essay answering the following questions. Your essay must include an introduction identifying the primary source, a body paragraph for each set of questions asked, and a conclusion. To assist you with background information, each primary source is paired with a secondary source for background information only. You may not write your essay using only secondary sources.
- What kind of source is it? (For example, depending on the source, it could be a letter, a diary/journal entry, a newspaper, a public statement, or political speech)
- Who is the author of the source? Identify as fully as possible with name, title (if applicable), occupation, age, gender, social class and ethnicity.
- When was the source written?
(d) Where was the source written?
(a) What is the author’s or authors’ purpose(s) in creating the source?
(b) Who is the intended audience for the source? Is there a specific audience to
whom the author directs the source? Is there a specific audience to whom the
author does NOT direct the source?
- Is the author describing or interpreting the event? How can it be determined whether the author is describing or interpreting the event? What specific examples from the source can be given to support whether it is description or interpretation?
TEXTBOOK MAY BE USED TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS
- What specific historical circumstances are taking place at the time this source was
- What broader historical circumstances are taking place at the time this source
BIASES AND LIMITATIONS
- How does the author perceive the events which he or she is describing or
- How might factors such as age, occupation, social class, and ethnicity influence
the author’s perception(s) of the event? Give specific evidence from the document
to support your assertion.
- Does the author acknowledge their biases? Why or why not? Give a specific
example or examples.
- What limitation(s) does this source have in giving the reader information about
the Missouri Compromise and the debates leading to the Missouri Compromise?
- What historical questions about the Missouri Compromise and the debates leading to the Missouri Compromise can be answered by this source?
- What historical questions about the Missouri Compromise and the debates leading to the Missouri Compromise cannot be answered by this source?
JAMES MADISON TO ROBERT WALSH, 27 NOVEMBER 1819
SECONDARY SOURCES: FOR BACKGROUND INFORMATION ONLY!
Biographical information on James Madison
Transcript of Missouri Compromise
Biographical Information for Robert Walsh, Jr. (writer/editor/publisher of the National Gazette and Literary Register [newspaper] and the person to whom Madison wrote the letter)