Historical Writing Project

Final project: Every student is required to write a research paper on a topic related to Mexican history. The paper must be 10 to 15 pages long, use a minimum of six scholarly sources, be typed, double spaced, and include citations and a bibliography. I allow a variety of creative alternatives to research projects for this assignment (such as short stories, teaching units, web pages, etc.), but the specific requirements for these must be worked out individually with me. This project will be developed in a series of stages. You MUST meet every one of these deadlines. Failure to do so will result in no credit for the entire assignment.

January 28: Library exercise due (worth 15% of the grade for the project)
February 27: Project proposal (also worth 15% of the grade for the project)
April 10: First (rough) draft of the project, which must include citations and bibliography
May 1: Final project due

This assignment developed by Marc Becker of Illinois State University