Sample History Essay (any type) Assignment on based on autobiography.

Essay on Frederick Douglass.

Part 1 Citations

This essay is 1250 words, excluding citations.  Please submit it by email attachment. June 20th, 5 pm.  I will send a reply – confirming receipt.   This essay must have citations, according to the Chicago Manual of Style.  (CMOS)  These citations are either footnotes or endnotes.  See your instructor if you have questions on how to do this on your laptop/pc.

https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/chicago_manual_17th_edition/cmos_formatting_and_style_guide/cmos_nb_sample_paper.html

See the sample paper called CMOS NB Sample Paper

https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide/citation-guide-1.html

If you are using the e-book, this is the footnote/endnote:

  1. Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

An American Slave  (Boston,1845), ch 1,

https://gutenberg.org/files/23/23-h/23-h.htm.

  1. Douglass, ch 4.

If are citing lecture (that includes all the videos)

  1. T. van Riemsdijk, “British Abolition” (class lecture, History 210, Corpus Christi College, Vancouver, June 7, 2022).

If you are citing David Blight’s introduction (hand-out), or the chronology (hand-out)

  1. Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, 2nd edition, ed. David Blight (Boston: Bedford St Martin’s, 2003), 5.
  2. Douglass, ed. David Blight, 8.

If you are using another edition of Douglass’ narrative, cite as a regular book. Include chapter number and page number.

  1. Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, 2nd edition, ed. David Blight (Boston: Bedford St Martin’s, 2003), ch 6, 63.
  2. Douglass., ed David Blight, ch 2, 49.

Part 2    Format

  1. a) Double-space, 12-point font, numbered pages. MS Word (or Apple equivalent).
  2. b) No gaps between paragraphs, no subtitles, no subheadings.
  3. c) Left justification only. Align your content with the left margin.  It is easier to read that way.
  4. c) Write in the simple past tense. Avoid the passive voice.
  5. d) One idea per paragraph, transitions between paragraphs.
  6. e) Use direct quotations sparingly. If you wish to quote a section of text, it must be short, witty, and to-the-point.  Direct quotations must be shorter than two lines.
  7. f) Paraphrased materials (indirect quotations) work well for this assignment.
  8. g) Use footnotes or endnotes (no parenthetical citations). This format is called  “The Chicago Manual of style

Do not use tutors, google, or outside sources in writing your essay.

Part 3 Grading Criteria

Total marks 25 points.

Thesis: 5 marks

Answers a question

Defendable claim

Thesis is written with clarity and grace.

Thesis shows sound grasp of subject matter.

Argument  & evidence: 10 marks

Logical presentations of topics

Well-chosen examples to support thesis.

short  well-chosen  quotations

skillful paraphrasing of points from sources

quotations woven into sentences

Format and Structure: 10 marks

Structure:

Introduction, conclusion.

Paragraphs: topic sentence, one idea per paragraph.

Logical organization, flow.

Citations: footnotes or endnotes.

Grammar:   word choice  wc, wrong word ww, tense  t

Sentence structure   ss

Confusing or unclear sentences  uncl

Proper length

Indented paragraphs, margins, font, line spacing

Proper length