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Senior Research and Composition: Final Paper: Home

YOUR ASSIGNMENT

Purpose: Build upon skills acquired in your Personal Narrative and Short Research paper

A researched, thesis-based essay on a topic of your choice on a historical topic. 

The thesis should answer your central Research Question inspired by your initial research. 

Length - 7-10 pages

The History Essay: a Research Guide

A useful step-by-step guide written by Mr. Greg Hawes (2005)

Sample Chicago Style Paper

This resource from the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) shows a sample paper in the Notes and Bibliography format of the Chicago Manual of Style, 17thedition