A Short Paper Assignment allows you, early in the course, to demonstrate your research skills to your instructor and to receive feedback that will benefit you when you write your research paper. With this assignment, you will learn how to do proper and adequate research and write a short paper and prepare you for writing the research paper.
This short paper is at least three double-spaced pages of text (Times New Roman, font size 12) and you must consult a minimum of two academically credible sources. Bibliographies and citations will be in the Chicago Manual of Style format.
The short paper needs to be turned in through the assignment section for grading. If you use any of the information from your sources word-for-word, you must cite the source by using endnotes or footnotes. If you read the information and write it in your own words and it is not common knowledge, then you must cite the source because you are paraphrasing someone’s information.
The short paper must be a minimum of three pages, include a cover page with your name, course number and course title, instructor’s name, and date. You must also include a reference page at the end of your paper and you must cite your work within the content of the paper. While composing your paper, use proper English. Do not use abbreviations, contractions, passive voice, or first/ second person (I, you, we, our, etc). Before submitting your paper, check your grammar and use spell check. Remember, the way you talk is not the way you write a paper. Please label your paper as follows: lastnamefirstnameHIST222ShortPaper.
The topic choices for your paper:
(1.) Click here to access The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow and the list of a profiles of several people who played very important roles in fighting the struggles of the Jim Crow era. Do not pick someone you know but choose a profile of someone you are unfamiliar with.
(2.) Click here to access a list of personal narratives of the Jim Crow era and choose one of the narratives as your topic.
(3.) Click here to access key events that took place during the Jim Crow era and choose one of the events as your topic.
(4.) Click here to access organizations that played key roles in the Jim Crow era and choose one organization as your topic.