The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb on Japan and the effects
Discipline: – American History
Type of service: Essay
Spacing: Double spacing
Paper format: Chicago / Turabian
Number of pages: 10 pages
Number of sources: 6 sources
You are required to write one Scholarship Paper in the course. The paper requires you to critically analyze primary resources and to research related secondary sources. The intent of this paper is to provide the opportunity to develop research and writing skills as well as synthesize knowledge about an important subject, discuss matters of fact and tell their stories with skill. Papers or other work previously submitted in other courses will not be accepted. You may choose any topic related to World War II and investigate it in detail.
To earn the maximum points, you must:
Consider an issue relevant to the course.
Construct a thesis statement.
Identify at least six examples of primary sources (letters, diaries, publications, etc.) related to the issue to support your thesis.
Consult additional secondary sources that help develop the thesis.
Incorporate an introduction, body, and conclusion.
Elaborate major points with a degree of specificity.
Clarify premises using coherent diction.
Avoid spelling errors, improper grammar, flawed punctuation, and awkward language.
Include at least 10 pages but no more than 15 pages of fully typed text, using one-inch margins, double-spaced, 12 point font, approximately 250 words per page.
Include a cover page and a bibliography. (These do not count towards the requirement for 10 pages of typewritten work.)
Use the Chicago Style documentation style guide correctly. (One of the class texts is Rampolla’s A Pocket Guide to Writing in History, which you should consult extensively.)
Use the Chicago Style numerical footnote/bibliography model described in Rampolla, not the abbreviated, parenthetical model with citations embedded in the text.