2. The paper will be approximately 1750 to 2000 words long. This translates into seven or eight double-spaced, typewritten or word-processed pages. Exceptions to these limits must be approved by the instructor before the paper is submitted.
3. The term paper must include at least THREE PRIMARY sources and FOUR SECONDARY sources. A primary source is something written by an individual who lived at the time and took part in the event that he or she is describing. Primary sources usually take the form of letters, diaries, journals, newspapers, government documents, and autobiographies. Secondary sources are books, articles, and scholarly documentaries produced at a later time, usually by historians who were not participants in the event. Electronic sources must be carefully evaluated for scholarly merit and may make up no more than 25% of your sources. Electronic databases are helpful in finding primary sources. No term paper will be accepted unless it contains the requisite number of primary and secondary sources that are properly documented. If you have any questions about a source, ask the instructor or a librarian. Your textbook, other survey textbooks, and general encyclopedias (including Wikipedia) are NOT ACCEPTABLE SOURCES because they cannot go into great detail. The ACC library has developed short online tutorials about how to find scholarly articles and how to avoid plagiarism. Follow this link to the tutorials: http://library.austincc.edu/help/tutorials.php .
5.You are required to use MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. The ACC Library has basic MLA information online and in print.
This manual will instruct you on the correct way to format the paper, the Works Cited page, and internal documentation. It also has example pages of what the very first page of the paper and what the Works Cited page should look like. The ACC Library page that gives information about MLA:http://library.austincc.edu/help/MLA/.
It is available in libraries and bookstores. This manual will instruct you on the correct way to format the paper, the Works Cited page, and internal documentation. It also has example pages of what the very first page of the paper and what the Works Cited page should look like.
please use parenthetical documentation