final paper for my humanities class history research paper
The final paper will be 3-5 pages, in MLA format. Images and maps should be on a separate page, and will not count towards the page requirement. Sources should be cited in-line and on a Works Cited Page (does not count towards the page requirement).
The topic should be relevant to our studies this semester, something which interests you, or which you feel we did not cover enough for you, something which sparks your curiosity.
It would be helpful for you to let me know what your topic is going to be — I can help steer you to authoritative research sources, and advise on your choice in general.
Your must have a good thesis, with strong support, and a valid conclusion.
Your paper should follow the rules for academic writing, such as no first person (no “I”) and formal tone.
You should use at least 3 sources. Make sure they are academic, valid and authoritative.
There are many websites which deal with the ancient Near East, particularly Egypt, and particularly religion, which are not necessarily reliable. For example, while touregypt.com has a lovely website, and looks good, they are not an academic source.
I highly suggest you use the sources in the textbook under the additional readings section. In addition, LAVC has online databases for research, in addition to their on-site sources.
Wikipedia is not a valid source, nor is Spark Notes, nor is Shmoop, nor is Snopes, not Gradesaver nor other sites like this.
It is possible, however, to find a well-researched article in Wikipedia, and use their sources, doing your own research.
If you need assistance with writing, the Writing Center at LAVC can help. They are located in LARC 229. Check for their hours for fall semester. Here is their webpage: https://www.lavc.edu/writingcenter/home.aspx.
Papers are due by 6/3 at 11:59 PM. You will submit your papers through turnitin (submission info: class ID: 21275821, enrollment key 11502)
If you have not already set up an account with turnitin, or have never used it before, here is their student guide: https://guides.turnitin.com/01_Manuals_and_Guides/Student_Guides/01_QuickStart_Guide (Links to an external site.)