1. The paper must meet length requirements. At least 2 pages long and not longer than 4 pages using 12 font in Times Roman, double spacing, and 1 inch margins. Noheading is needed, but page numbers are required.
2. Establish a thesis in the first paragraph of your paper. The thesis tells the reader what your paper is about, and it needs to be a statement,e. g. for the first option “Economic, political and social factors have all influenced the United States to acquire foreign territories.”
3. Do not skip a line between paragraphs, there is noneed to place a header of title when you are using a cover page, remember to maintain the same verb tense (usually past tense) throughout the paper, and prove you have read the material.
4. You areonly required to use the sources posted on Blackboard, but you may use other sources as well, just be sure to cite them if they are not the text book.
5. Proof Read! Spell check does not catcheverything.
6. Do not plagiarize, which means give credit to the author whose ideas or quotes you are borrowing. On the title page of your paper, include the following affirmation:
“I certifythat I am the author of this work and that any assistance I received in its preparation is fully acknowledged. I have cited any source from which I used data, ideas, or words either quoted orparaphrased. I also certify that this work was prepared by me specifically for this course and has not been submitted to any other class.”
7. Each student must visit the Writing Center located in the Library.
8. Written Assignments are due at the beginning of the class on the due date. Tardiness will count as a late paper, aswill absence. If you cannot make class, have someone else submit it for you, or submit it early. A late paper will be docked one letter grade for each week it is late.
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