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SourcesandTipsforAssignment3_HIS105

Sources and Tips for Assignment 3  (History 105; Prof. Stansbury)
LENGTH AND DEVELOPMENT:  Each paper in our class is a 5-paragraph essay, plus there is a title page (=cover page) at the start and a Sources list at the end.  The body of the paper is to be double-spaced.  The body of the paper should be five paragraphs and a total of 500-to-800 words in length.  The 500 minimum is firm; you really have not adequately developed the paper if less than that.  The 800-word upper limit is really a guideline—ok to go over.  Just don’t ramble. 
To determine length, I look at the BODY of the paper only (not title page or sources list) and consider primarily the word count.  (Microsoft Word makes this easy.  Just select from the first line of your first paragraph to the last line of your last paragraph.  The word-count is provided on the lower left by MS-Word.).    [I do not go by number of pages because there are too many ways that gets fudged by margins, font size, line spacing, etc. However, fyi—Typically, if you follow these instructions, the body of your paper will be 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 pages in length—add a page for your title page and another for your sources list and that then gets to 4-1/2-to 5/1/2.] 
Your paper must have a numbered list of sources at the end combined with short in-text citations to those sources in the body of the paper.  Any direct quote needs both quote marks and an in-text citation to the source.  Any paraphrase or summary of information from a source requires an in-text citation to that source. 
Use ONLY the sources designated and listed for this assignment.  If for some reason you must use additional sources, do NOT google for them—use the university’s online library. 
In this assignment, do NOT include long quotes of 4 lines or more.  The paper is too short for that.  Keep any quotes short and clearly marked with quote marks and a citation.  Most of the paper should be you using mostly your words while using and summarizing information from your sources, as well as commenting and developing the paper according to the instructions.  TIP:  Before writing your paper, brainstorm first and make a general list or outline of each paragraph and what it will include.  Use the class text for examples or specific information, and jot down the page numbers where you found that information.  Do the same with other sources used.  This will make your writing of the paper much easier.  Then, start typing a rough draft.  Plan to revise and edit yourself; allot time to polish the paper before you finally submit.  Procrastination is the enemy of quality.
——————–ON THE NEXT PAGE—How to list and how to cite the sources in your paper.  Each of the three topics as shown on the instruction sheet, had sources show by link and short identification.
On the next two pages, you will see how each of those sources looks in an in-text citation (in the body of the paper, and how each on looks on an SWS style list of sources at the end of your paper.  Obviously, focus on the part related to the topic you chose.  Chapters 24-through-29 of the class text have relevant info for Assignment 3, but focus on the pages listed for this topic.  When citing the class text (or any book), the in-text citation should include specific page numbers where the information was found. With an eBook, normally you can click on the screen and the page number will appear on the lower left of the screen.                                                                                                                       p. 2TOPIC FOR ASSIGNMENT 3:  America as Superpower— Confrontation in a Nuclear Age (1947-Present)Sources: Schultz, p. 462–7, 485–8, 499–506, 535–540, 560–7. See alsohttps://www.thoughtco.com/mutually-assured-destruction-1221190, andhttps://www.huffpost.com/entry/libya-intervention-daalder_n_6809756.Besides the three sources above, you may use any two (or more) of the following sources that relates to your paper (This list of an additional five sources to choose from is on the instruction sheet.  In the sample list below, I selected items 4 and 5.
You might select others. ).  On this assignment, the Schultz text is a required source. You must use the other two sources given above.  THREE is the minimum source requirement. You might use others that you draw from the additional list of five.     ————–The SWS style in-text citations in the body of your paper would look something like these:     (Schultz, 1, p. #). 
(Wilde, 2). 
(Robins-Early, 3).  (G. H. W. Bush, 4). (Chace, 5).The SWS style list of sources at the end of your paper would look something like this, though the order may vary.  Also, you might choose other sources from THE list on the instruction sheet:Sources1.  Kevin M. Schultz. 2018. HIST: Volume 2: U.S. History since 1865.
5th ed. 2.  R. Wilde.  June 20, 2019.  What is Mutually Assured Destruction?  Thoughtco.  https://www.thoughtco.com/mutually-assured-destruction-12211903.  N. Robins-Early. March 7, 2015.  Was the 2011 Libya Intervention a Mistake.  Huffington Post. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/libya-intervention-daalder_n_68097564.  George H. W. Bush. March 6, 1991. Address before a Joint Session of the Congress on the Cessation of thePersian Gulf Conflict.http://college.cengage.com/history/wadsworth_9781133309888/unprotected/ps/bushnwo.html5.  S. Chace. Summer, 2015. The Cuban Missile Crisis: Leadership as Disturbance, Informed by History.http://libdatab.strayer.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=110092272&site=eds-live&scope=site  ———————-

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