Essay GuidelinesA good essay should answer the question directly, display a complex knowledge of African American history, andprovide specific evidence from a variety of secondary and primary sources.You should plan on writing at least four pages for each answer. Use a normal font, normal margins, and double-spacing. You don’t need a title page. Just write your name, the date, and the essay number in an upper corner.Essay GuidelinesA good essay should answer the question directly, display a complex knowledge of African American history, andprovide specific evidence from a variety of secondary and primary sources.You should plan on writing at least four pages for each answer. Use a normal font, normal margins, and double-spacing. You don’t need a title page. Just write your name, the date, and the essay number in an upper corner.You must use a blend of multiple primary and secondary sources for each essay. It is absolutely critical to usethese sources as evidence. You should be reading this evidence critically and placing your various Sources InconversauonMake sure that each essay displays a logical organization.Your first paragraph should contain your thesis statement. The thesis statement IS one, two, or even threesentences that answer the question as specifcally as possible.Your body paragraphs should be organized by subject. A good topie sentence helps clue your reader aboutthe subject of that paragraph, and it allows the reader to follow your logic as you answer the wholeauestion.In those body paragraphs, you should provide evidence from the essays in Four Hundred Souls and fromthe primary source documents that best help you answer the question.Your conclusion paragraph should restate your argument and reinforce the connections that you have madethroughout the essay.Cite your sources in your essay.After vou use a quotation or cite a specific idea from either a secondarv or primarv source, cite it with atootnote (On Microsoft Word, go to “References” and then click “Insert Footnote”).You can cite it just as it is listed in the syllabus, For example:Kai Wright, “The Virginia Slave Codes,” 77-81Rose Davis court records from 1715, CanvasIf you are really and truly unable to use footnotes, you can use parenthetical citations. But we will judgeyou for it..Pay attention to issues of writing style. Write clearly!Avoid self-referential constructions such as: “I believe that DuBois….” or “This essay will prove thatDuBois…* Instead, write it directly.Avoid sentence fragments, run-on sentences, or slangy or informal language. A void any sentence that doesnot sound correct when read aloud.Avoid plagiarism. Plagiarism is the use of another person’s words without using quotations and citing and the sources
Option B: In the early part of the 20* century, in the era of Jim Crow and the Great Migration, how didAfrican Americans put forth different strategies for Black advancement? Accounting for different politicalideas, cultural viewpoints, and regional variations, explain how African Americans defined their freedom.
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< Back File Details History Q 9 Writing Guide Each essay should be a minimum of four pages in length. Importantly, it must use a blend of multiple primary and secondary sources from Four Hundred Souls and the primary sources on Canvas. You submit an electronic version into the Dropbox by 11:59 pm on the due date. . Essays should all follow these basic standards: Do not use a title page or title. Just place your name and the essay number in the upper left corner. Use double spacing, a regular font and size, and normal margins. You do not need to have a Works Cited page. Avoid plagiarism. Plagiarism is the use of another person's words without using quotations and citing the source. Plagiarizing essays will result in an "F" for the essay and possibly the course. o Please see "Academic Dishonesty" section on the next page. O o o o o . O Follow these strategies to write a clear, well-organized essay: Start by charting out your evidence. Visualize how different sources serve different themes, thus giving shape to your argument. Create an outline. A good outline saves time and heartache, because it maps out your argument and your logical path. Answer all parts of the question. Make sure you cover all the necessary themes and ideas, as well as the span of the historical time period in question. Write clearly and in complete sentences. Avoid slang or sloppy sentence constructions. Proofread your work carefully. Let others proofread your work, too. One good technique is to read your essay out loud, which makes it easier to spot mistakes and awkward phrasing. Avoid "fluff" in the introduction. Either provide relevant and necessary background or start with your argument. Write a clear thesis statement. A thesis statement answers the question as specifically as possible; it states your essay's argument. It is impossible to write a good essay without a compelling thesis statement, because the point of an essay is to prove an argument. Make the paragraph your primary unit of organization. O A good essay follows a logical path, and paragraphs are your reader's signposts. Use strong topic sentences as the first sentence of each paragraph. Provide evidence. Specific examples should back up general points. Use historical evidence from your secondary source (Four Hundred Souls). Provide names, dates, and specific historical information that illustrates the point that you are making. Use primary sources to provide in-depth examples from the time period. Analyze the primary source evidence. After you have presented a source, explain what it means and how it proves your argument. Be clear about how you use this source. What is its purpose, its audience, its methods, its biases, its limitations? Use quotations judiciously. Quotations are effective, but overuse diminishes your authority. Avoid the use of "I" or "This essay will prove..." A formal academic essay does not use such sentence constructions. o o . O o O o o o . o O Dashboard Calendar To Do Notifications Inbox Purchase answer to see full attachment Tags: American colonies african american history enslavement User generated content is uploaded by users for the purposes of learning and should be used following Studypool's honor code & terms of service.
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