|Due By (Pacific Time)
||11/15/2017 10:00 am
Paper Topic________________ Guidelines for Research Paper Copy and Paste this worksheet into a word processer along with the sources you have chosen.
1. Choose a subject of interest to you in U.S. History from 1865 to present day. Do not pick too broad a topic (example: World War II is too broad a subject. You would need to pick a battle, weaponry, economics of WWII, etc.)
Choose Assassination of John F. Kennedy as topic
2. formulate an intelligent research question about your topic to guide your research. A “why” question usually makes better research question than a “what” or “where” question. The answer to the “why” question can be written as a thesis statement (argument) in a research paper.
3. In the Library databases locate four quality sources to help answer your research question. Begin your research in https://www.marymountcalifornia.edu/library/. Britannica Online is a good starting point to get more familiar with topic.
a)one primary source (journal, letter, interview, photo, map)
b)one book (preferably the landmark work on the subject. Recent publications are good to include)
c)one journal article from an academic journal (not Wikipedia or History.com)
d)one documentary video (PBS, Discovery Channel, etc.)
4. “Cite” the sources in MLA format from the library database page. Copy and paste your citations below:
Important notes by my professor
i recommend taking a position and arguing it through such as "oswald and only oswald killed kennedy, and here is the proof."
If you choose that topic, i want to see some of the new source that President Trump released through the National Archives.
I'm expecting every person to submit a bibliography with four sources for the research paper that's due next week. If you haven't identified your sources, you will have a difficult time producing a thoughtful essay in the time remaining. Many students tend to summarize their topic using online sources, and that's not what I have in mind. I want you to offer your unique perspective and "add to the conversation." about your topic.
After each of your sources, write 1-2 sentences explaining why you chose the source. That's what I mean by "annotated."