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Hi, I have attached a guideline of instructions for my research paper and bibliography. The Title is: Childhood Obesity  in the United States from 1877 to 2015


Research Paper Assignment

 

Research Paper Topic: Childhood Obesity in the United States from 1877

 

to 2015

 

Here are some tips for getting a good grade on your research paper.

 

Use 5 books and 5 journal articles.

 

You must have 3000 words or 10 pages.

 

You must cite all information that is not general knowledge.

 

Check your spelling and grammar.

 

I.RESEARCH PAPER GUIDELINES All written assignments MUST be submitted through the class website. Written

 

assignments MUST be YOUR work in YOUR words. If you use materials prepared by

 

others in your paper, you MUST provide appropriate references (footnotes). Failure to

 

do so is considered plagiarism and is subject to the penalties described later in this

 

syllabus. Papers will be submitted to Turnit-in to check for plagiarism. IF YOU DO NOT

 

CITE IT IS AN AUTOMATIC ZERO!!! NO QUESTIONS ASKED.

 

* All works submitted are required to be original works.

 

* Papers written for, or modified from, works for other classes will not be accepted.

 

* Any paper that is, in the instructor's judgment, substantially similar to that of

 

another student's will result in BOTH students being subject to plagiarism

 

penalties.

 

Short and Late Papers

 

* Required papers that fail to meet the required length will lose at least1/2 point for

 

every word short of the requirement.

 

* Optional papers that fail to meet the required length will not be accepted.

 

* No late papers will be accepted. II. PAPER GUIDELINES"Half of success is simply following the rules."

 

All papers must conform to the following:

 

* an electronic copy must be submitted through Eagle Online. A printed copy is

 

welcome, especially if you would like written feedback on your writing, but no grade

 

will be posted until the electronic copy is received. I will post comments on your

 

papers through Eagle Online as time permits. * your name, date, and course number on top right of first page.

 

* number all pages: Last name / page number.

 

* footnote (not endnote) all quoted material. Footnoting of source material is a

 

critical component of your paper. Failure to footnote--i.e., giving due credit to other

 

people's work--is considered plagiarism. See the section on plagiarism for

 

penalties.

 

* a Bibliography is required for all major (1800 words or more) papers. Required

 

papers not having a bibliography will face significant loss of points; optional papers

 

that do not have a required bibliography will not be accepted.

 

* WORD COUNT: (3000 Words) the actual body of the paper will determine the

 

word count. Your name, class info, titles or headings, date, page numbers are not

 

counted. Footnotes and bibliographies are also not counted - these have their own

 

requirements.

 

* 5 books and 5 journals articles MUST be in your bibliography. That is the

 

minimum requirement.

 

* significant points may be deducted if the above formatting requirements are not

 

followed!

 

Footnoting and Bibliographies

 

Perhaps one of the most difficult things to master when writing research papers is

 

footnoting and creating a bibliography. Both are necessary components for any major

 

paper you will write during your academic career, whether in History or any other

 

subject.

 

The good news is that it really isn't all that difficult, once you know what you are doing.

 

Even better, there are a number of websites available to help you.

 

WHEN TO FOOTNOTE

 

Knowing when to footnote something is actually quite simple: whenever you are using

 

or referring to somebody else's work in your own! Failing to give someone else credit for

 

their work--or claiming it as your own is plagiarism, which is to say: cheating. Don't do it.

 

It is always found out, often with embarrassing consequences.

 

Yet in History, as with virtually every other subject, you will often have to refer to other

 

people's work in order to complete your own. This is fine. In fact, judicious use of others'

 

authoritative work adds to your work's credibility. The only requirement is to give credit

 

where credit is due.

 

HOW TO FOOTNOTE

 

So, you have to footnote. How do you do it? First, there is a specific format to follow to

 

footnote correctly. Once you know that, it's only a matter of adding it to your paper.

 

Using a word processor such as MS Word makes it relatively easy. Format

 

While there are several possible styles to footnoting, the CHICAGO STYLE OF

 

WRITING will be usedally used for History papers. This is the format I expect you to use

 

for your papers in this class. There are many websites where you can get information

 

on the Chicago Style of Writing. I have listed three below:

 

(1) The Long Island University web page on Chicago Style is simple, straightforward,

 

colorful, and easy to use. The component parts of a footnote are color coded so you can

 

see the difference in footnoting between books, articles, etc. You can access it through

 

this link: http://www2.liu.edu/cwis/cwp/library/workshop/cittur.htm

 

(2) The University of Southern Mississippi website offers more detail on Chicago Style

 

footnoting. This site provides more in-depth examples of footnotes, including how to

 

footnote web pages, online media, databases, and so on. You can access it through this

 

link: http://www.lib.usm.edu/help/style_guides.html

 

(3) The University of Wisconsin website offers everything you ever wanted to know

 

about footnoting. You can access it through this link: U. Wisc. Turabian Handbook

 

Inserting a Footnote in your paper

 

For purposes of illustration, this example covers how you would insert a footnote in a

 

document using Microsoft Word. Wordperfect and other advanced word processing

 

software also include this feature, and while the actual steps involved are different, the

 

end result should be the same.

 

1. To insert a footnote in Word, the first step is to place your cursor at the place in the

 

document where you want the numeric reference (that's the little number that tells you

 

to look for a footnote). This will usually be at the end of a sentence, following the period.

 

2. Next, using your mouse, click on 'Insert'in the tool bar at the top of your screen. A

 

drop-down box will open with all of the options for 'Insert'.

 

3. Click on the 'Footnote' option in the 'Insert' drop-down box. This will open the

 

'Footnote and Endnote' pop-up window. Select 'Footnote', not 'Endnote' - choosing

 

endnote puts all of your footnotes at the end of the paper instead of at the bottom of the

 

page.

 

4. Click 'OK'. You will note that your screen divided in half. The top half contains the

 

document you were working on. Note the small number where your cursor was.

 

Also note that your cursor is now in the bottom half of your screen, to the right of the

 

corresponding footnote number. This is where you will enter the footnote. It could be a

 

comment or a Turabian-style reference to work you are using in this paper.

 

5. To continue, you can close the bottom half of your screen, OR you can simply return

 

to where you were working in the top half and continue.

 

...and that's all there is to it! CREATING A BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

The second thing you must have for any research paper is a Bibliography, also known

 

as a 'Works Cited' page. This is a summary of all the materials by author that you

 

referred to in your paper, and follows the end of your paper.

 

As you will see, the format of the entries in a Bibliography are nearly identical to the

 

format of footnotes. In addition to links on the three websites listed above, I have listed

 

two other websites that can specifically help you with creating a bibliography:

 

(1) The Encarta website gives a geneal overview of what you'll need. It's simple and

 

straightforward, and covers most of the sources you're likely to use for papers in this

 

class. You can access it through this link: Encarta Bibliography Info

 

(2) The Concordia website is more comprehensive and shows you an example of

 

entries in a Bibliography. It is a .pdf file, so you will need an Adobe Acrobat reader to

 

access it. If you don't have one installed, you will probably get a pop-up window along

 

with a link which will allow you to download and install the software. It is free and

 

something you will use quite often in other research. The link to Concordia is:

 

http://www.cui.edu/StudentLife/Writing-Center/index.aspx?id=20517

 


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