– Introduces topic quickly (Avoids sweeping statements like “Ever since the beginning of time, women have…”)
– No quotations
– strong thesis statement (argues a point)
– Clear outline for paper—roadmap
-re-articulates/ summarizes argument
|Paragraphs ~ 100 – 150 words
– Paragraphs discuss / argue/ prove a single idea
– Topic sentences
– Conclusion sentences transition to the next paragraph
– Each paragraph has at least two (2) or three (3) quotations from the texts which prove the point being made
Quotations are wisely used. They provide evidence for your argument.
The required number of texts was used and the student demonstrates knowledge of the text and the context in which it was written
Signal Phrases introduce each quote: “____” (Parr 14).
Signal phrases that don’t mention the author have parenthetical citations with the author’s name (Parr 14); Signal phrases that do mention that Parr argued, “x” have simply the page number (14).
Long Quotes are defined as being over 40 words. As above, they are introduced:
in the same way as short quotations, but they are double spaced, indented and have no quotation marks. (Parr 14)
Signal phrases reference the author’s last name, Parr argues (good); Historian Jocelyn Parr argues (best)…
Italicize Book Titles
“Articles and Chapters titles are in Quotations”
|Writing and Format
– Double spaced, 12 pt. font, Times New Roman
– 1” margins, has a cover page, page numbers
– 750-1000 words long
– The paper has been proofread and spell checked
– No spaces between paragraphs
– Si vous avez des mots en français, ou bien en espagnol, tenes que poner todo eso en itálica también.
– Alphabetical by author’s last name
– All entries are complete – Italicize Book Titles / Databases
– “Articles and Chapters titles are in Quotations”
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