If you want to use actual words from a source, put them in quotation marks followed by an in-text citation showing that particular source.

This week, you will submit the first draft of your Humanities Project paper.

on (Leonardo Da Vinci and Niccolo Machiavelli)

As a reminder, the requirements for this paper are listed below. Remember, writing is a process. Your first draft should be your best effort, but much will change between this draft and your final submission at the close of our time together.

This paper should be written in traditional research paper format, should include two figures from the Humanities (one from the past and one figure from the present, or a completely different era from the other), and should compare and contrast their achievements.

  1. Original research paper that is a minimum of 4-5 pages in length, double-spaced, 12 point, with a standard font. In general, pages consist of:

Title Page – Captivating title, your name, title of the course, date.

Body – 4-5 pages in length. Follow this rough map (outline):

    • Introduction – introduce subjects – (Remember you are comparing and contrasting two figures from different eras) Bring focus to your study through thesis statement.
    • First Point coming out of thesis statement
      • Support #1 from research
      • Support #2 from research
      • Personal observation
      • Etc.
    • Second Point coming out of thesis statement
      • Support #1 from research
      • Support #2 from research
      • Personal opinion
      • Etc.
    • Third Point (if needed) coming out of thesis statement
      • Support #1 from research
      • Support #2 from research
      • Personal opinion
      • Etc.
    • Conclusion – Reiterate (do not simply restate) your thesis. Remember to mention both subjects here and close with a striking point.

References Cited page – in APA format.

  1. Follow APA format for the paper and for citing your sources. APA guidelines are available through the Online Library.
  2. Proper mechanics (clear, concise, and complete sentences and paragraphs), proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  3. Four to five sources for the paper from your research. Please use one or two sources as available from your college’s Online Library. For assistance on researching in the library, see the Resources tab. Internet resources should be from credible sources.
  4. Use statements and ideas that are your own writing and blend these in with your research. If you want to use actual words from a source, put them in quotation marks followed by an in-text citation showing that particular source.
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