Directions: Formulate a thesis which you will turn in to me early on. You must have at least three secondary sources to support your paper, one of which must be a journal, magazine, or newspaper article, and one which must be a book. Only two may be web sites. You can find your journal online. Also, you must have at least one primary source; therefore, a minimum of four sources should be listed on your Works Cited page. The body of the paper must be a minimum of 1500 words. This word count does not include the title page and Works Cited page. You must also include a typed title page and typed Works Cited page with your final draft.
Form: You should follow the MLA format when writing and typing your paper. This form includes parenthetical documentation and a Works Cited page. This form is discussed in the textbook.
Cover Sheet title of paper, course and section number (English1102-01H), your name and the date Body of Paper 1500 words typed, name and page in upper rightWorks Cited alphabetical list of critical booksused, hanging indent No folder needed
For quotations, give credit to other peoples ideas even if you have not used a direct quote. If it is a long quote, more than four typed lines, put it in block form. Indent 10 spaces from left; it is double spaced and continues to the right margin. If it is a short quote, three lines or less, include the quote within your sentence. If you mention the name of the author in the text, do not repeat it in the parentheses. For help in using quotations in your paper, refer to the textbook.
It is very important to document. If you do not document, you can be accused of plagiarism. Fundamentally, plagiarism is the offering of the words and ideas of another person as ones own. Of course, the most flagrant violation of appropriating the exact words of another and offering them without documentation is the most severe, but the theft is often much more subtle. Refer to the plagiarism statement included on the syllabus for detailed definition of plagiarism and guidelines on avoiding plagiarism.
Read some more and write a thesisWrite your rough draftDo more research, if necessaryRevise and write another rough draftOrganize and write your Works Cited pageProofread and make final editing correctionsSubmit your paper
English 1102 Research Paper Topic
What is the historical or cultural significance of Hamilton? Identify what washappening in (American) life or society at the time that the work was written and how that contributed to the work.