Write an 8-10 page paper (words) in which you take one of the themes of the course (ie., motherhood, politics, etc.) and discuss it over time and place, and preferably using one or two countries, not the whole region. You must use 8-10 sources to write this paper. I suggest you start with the readings in the course and use the bibliographies at the end of the readings to track down more sources. To write a successful paper you MUST have an argument but it also must be persuasive, clear, and logical. In other words, just having an argument is not enough for a successful paper.
1. The paper may not be any longer than 10 pages (I will not read beyond the 10th page).
2. Make sure that you have an introduction with a clear thesis (argument) and main points in your paper. Analysis means that you have evidence that supports your thesis. Your conclusion should summarize (and not restate word for word your thesis) your thesis and the main points of your paper, and not present new evidence.
3. You must use 8-10 sources for this assignment.
4. Citations must be 1. Internal, for example, Nationally, though, a stigma is still attached to homosexuality. (Rohter, 55) and for Fausto (Fausto, 45). or 2. Endnotes with full citations (an endnote page will not count against the 10 page limit). Please make sure you cite using the Chicago/Turabian style of citations. If you need help with this visit the following http://pitt.libguides.com/citationhelp or come see me.
5. Please include a Works Cited page in alphabetical order attached to the end of your paper (also doesnt count for 10 page limit). This Works Cited page should include all of the sources that you utilized in the paper.
6. Do not give me a separate title page. Provide a title on the first page of your paper.
7. This is a formal paper. Therefore, avoid using personal pronouns (I, I am going to argue, I think, I believe, etc.). Similarly, do not use contractions (dont, cant, wont, etc.). Please be aware of the difference between its (contraction of it is) and its (possessive).
8. Be as consistent as possible with tenses within sentences and paragraphs. If you start in past tense finish in past tense.
9. Avoid the use of passive voice (The castle was invaded by the soldiers.) You should use active voice (The soldiers tore down the castle.) whenever possible.