Students are required to submit a research essay on a topic relevant to the history of the modern Middle East and approve-d by the instructor. Essays shall be type-d, double-space-d, and 1500-2000 words (8-10 pages) in length (exclusive of title page, bibliography and footnotes or endnotes. Students must follow the requirements for format and citation as outlined in Guidelines for Academic Essays available on the course website. The “Chicago style” is require-d for footnotes and endnotes as well as bibliographic citations.
Students must use a minimum of five scholarly sources in the writing of their essays. Also, students should consult the instructor if they have any question as to the permissibility or scholarly character of the sources they propose to use in the writing of their essays. Lastly, students are advise-d to retain a copy of their essays, rough materials and working notes until the original has been returne-d to you.
Your paper should include an introduction, a body, and a conclusion. Also, support your answers with the course’s readings and at least two scholarly journal articles. The article’s purpose is to support your positions, claims, and observations, in addition to your textbook.
ProQuest and EBSCOhost are great sites to find resources. Also, write in a concise and logical, using excellent grammar and style techniques. Additionally, the quality of your writing dictates grading criteria. On the other hand, if you use direct quotes from books or articles, place the words you copied (use parenthesis) and cite in-line.
The quotes should be complete sentences (no more, less) and should be incorporated in your essay to illustrate your ideas. Please, cite your sources in a clickable reference list at the end. Also, do not copy without providing proper attribution (quotation marks and in-line citations). Also, write an essay format, not in bullet form, numbering, or another list format. It would be best if you use your own words. Lastly, proofread your work and run it through Grammarly for thorough confirmation.