Mid-term Exam (paper)
Directions: You will write a short paper that answers one (1) of the questions listed below. (4-5 pages, typed, double-spaced, in 12 point font, with 1 inch margins; do NOT double skip between paragraphs!)
Your essay must make a main point (your thesis) that answers that question. You must base your answer upon analysis of documents in Hunt, The French Revolution and Civil Rights : A Brief Documentary History. You can use background evidence from the Hunt textbook and from Hunt’s introduction to the documents (pp. 1-32), but the bulk of your paper must be your analysis of the relevant documents. You must discuss evidence from at least five different documents. You must explain evidence that is in the actual document itself.
You can quote the documents, or you can summarize or paraphrase instead of quoting. In either case, you must do so correctly (see linked page on plagiarism). And whenever you quote, you must be sure to explain the meaning of the quotation. Even if you do not quote, you still must indicate the source of all of your information using endnotes (see linked page on endnote citation form).
Be sure that your essay has an introductory paragraph, in which you explain whatever background the reader needs to understand your main point and state your thesis (your main point that answers the question)!
Be sure that every body paragraph of your paper is devoted to explaining some aspect of your main point, by presenting and explaining evidence from documents. (Your paper should have between three and six body paragraphs)!
Be sure to conclude your paper with a conclusion that re-states your main arguments!
Be sure that when you use evidence from a document, your reader knows what document you are using (who wrote it and when?). If you are quoting, be sure to “set up” the quotation so the reader knows who is “speaking” and when. Be sure to read the link on avoiding plagiarism!
Be sure to provide endnotes, following the directions in the linked page on endnote citation form!