The essay should follow edited Standard English for sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, spelling, usage, and mechanics as well as accurately use Chicago Style citation and documentation guidelines.
• Pick your paper topic. It can be any topic from this class.
• Think of a research question that you are going to answer in your paper. You paper should have an argument (aka a thesis statement). You will support this statement with evidence throughout the paper.
• Link to the Chicago style citation: Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition // Purdue Writing Lab
• The essay should be 4-6 double-spaced pages in length. In addition, the paper should follow standard Chicago Style formatting with 12 point font. Note: The title page and the references page are not counted as part of the paper length.
• Sources for the paper must be scholarly such as books by historians, peer-reviewed journals or scholarly websites (i.e., those ending in .gov, .edu, or .mil). No more than half of the references can be from the Internet. DO NOT USE Wikipedia as a reference. You should use a minimum 3-5 sources