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1 Mini Internal Assessment A Requirement for Your Class Portfolio

2 In General… Double-space everything except footnotes and the bibliography Keep within the word count for each section Write in third-person—no personal pronouns Do not ignore green, blue and red words All work must be your own or cited November 2011General Information2

3 Furthermore… Learn how to use Word like an expert Follow the examples and deadlines Stick to the topic you picked The more sources, the better, but al least 5 good ones Go outside of AHS for information [Questia] Understand what goes in which section No long quotes, pictures, or graphics in the body of the text—if absolutely necessary, use an appendix for each and list on the Table of Contents General Information3

4 Pre-Body Cover Sheet/Title Page – Thesis Question=Title – Full Name, Class Name. and Word Count Table of Contents—page where each section begins Outline of Investigation November 2011General Inforamtion4

5 Section A—Plan of Investigation Internal Assessment Paper November 2011Section A5

6 What’s in It? Your thesis—as a statement of the topic Reference to the three components – Factual chronology – Research methods – Analysis of the research on the topic Parameters of the topic November 2011Section A6

7 Why Is It Written? Gives your intentions or method Says you will address a specific question Serves as an introduction Begins your paper as a historian-scholar Section A7

8 Format One paragraph of about 4-6 sentences of about 100 words No citation needed Says you have a plan for the paper—how it is structured and not how you will proceed to go about researching Section A8

9 Section B—Summary of Evidence Internal Assessment Paper November 2011Section B9

10 What It Is? Factual evidence using all sources Citations using footnotes are done from the sources including page numbers Chronology of events of the topic to explain what happened Section B10

11 Why Is It Written? Tells the story of the data you researched using your efforts to find sources to give an answer with facts Demonstrates your acuity as a scholar to find and blend a wide variety of sources including… – Primary – Secondary – Tertiary Section B11

12 Format Five to six paragraphs of evidence as an expository essay—explains the topic in about 350-400 words Footnotes are used generously using page numbers from sources to show where you found the information Section B12

13 The Footnote 1 All sources used in footnotes are numbered consecutively throughout the paper even if you change the location by copy and paste The numbers are immediately after the fact cited and the matching source is at the bottom of that page Section B13

14 Footnote 2 In Word 2007ff go to the Reference tab and Insert Footnote In earlier versions of Word go to the Insert tab to Reference and then Footnote The number will be done and it will take you to the bottom of the page where you type in the information needed including the page number for the source used Section B14

15 Footnote 3 First time the source is used – Authors –first name then last name. – Title bolded and italicized. – Place (city): Publisher, Year. – Page number Once used, you just need the author’s last name and the page number for that fact Section B15

16 Footnote 4 If you use the same source twice (or more— not good) in a row, use the word Ibid, then the page number from that source If the fact is on the same page as the last fact used, just the word Ibid is needed Section B16

17 Checklist for Section B Is it chronological? Are all facts/evidence footnoted? Were a wide variety of sources used? Are all sources in the Bibliography? Does each paragraph help to answer the thesis question and relate to the topic? Section B17

18 Section C—Evaluation of Sources Internal Assessment Paper November 2011Section C18

19 What’s in It two Choose two good and scholarly sources of a high caliber used to write Section B Each one is examined for… – Origin – Purpose – Value to finding your answer – Limitations to a historian of the topic Section C19

20 Origin Who wrote it or what institution published it Where and when was it published What is the expertise or “agenda” of the authors What sort of piece is it—speech, novel, manifesto, film, poster Section C20

21 Purpose Why was it written Who was the intended audience What result was expected from the audience by the author What is unique about this work Section C21

22 Value to the Investigation How did the work help you answer the question in Section B How do you know this was a good source to use How was this work different from the other sources used in Section B Section C22

23 Limitations for Historians What problems did this source have in giving factual evidence in Section B What was left out or added that was unclear or biased in getting evidence To what extent was this source slanted in answering the thesis question Section C23

24 Format TWO Two paragraphs—one per source for each of the TWO sources evaluated of about 125 words each Footnote examples to prove your points for value and limitations Be absolutely clear on covering both sources for ORIGIN, PURPOSE, VALUE and LIMITATIONS 24

25 Checklist for Section C You have done an evaluation and NOT a summary of the source You gave the origin, purpose, value and limitations of TWO important sources used in Section B Footnoting was used to cite examples You research the author(s) to know their POV on the topic Section C25

26 Section D--Analysis Internal Assessment Paper November 2011Section D26

27 What’s in It Interpretations on the topic and possible alternative answers Placement of the topic in historical perspective—causes and effects (long term and short term) A study of the topic from various schools of thought and why it is an important topic Section D27

28 Schools of Thought??? Radical—usually social or economic – Class struggle – Have and Have Nots – Money runs it Conservative—usually intellectual – Factual – Moral or ethical (as in “it was meant to be”) Section D28

29 More Schools Marxian—economic based using class struggle and laboring classes as the hero underdogs Psychological—emphasis on the individuals, usually leaders Scientific—environmental, technology, or maybe even biological Section D29

30 Format About 4-7 paragraphs and 350-400 words Combine sources into schools or answers to the thesis Footnote a wide variety of sources used heavily Give attention to what caused the topic (lead up to it) and the effects it had (what followed) Section D30

31 Checklist for Section D Have you included at least three schools of thought with the possible answers they give to the thesis? Did you cite evidence from the sources (particularly C) and footnote? Did you answer the question and place it in historical perspective? Did you state why the topic is important? Section D31

32 Section E—The Conclusion Internal Assessment Paper November 2011Section E32

33 What’s in It Nothing new! A summary of the entire paper – Thesis – Answer – Major controversy from POVs Parameter of the topic Section E33

34 Format One paragraph of 3-5 sentences with a total of 100 words Summation Section E34

35 Checklist for Section E Thesis and answer is given clearly Nothing beyond Sections B or D was given Reference to controversy is made Section E35

36 Section F: Word Count and Selected Bibliography Internal Assessment Paper November 2011Section F36

37 What’s in It Word Count of… – Body of Sections A-E, but not titles or footnotes – You may want to highlight and do a word count for each section, then add them Selected Bibliography because you’re not using every possible source out there Section F37

38 The Selected Bibliography Must be consistent Must be alphabetized by author’s last name NO Must be scholarly, so NO – Textbooks – Websites – Wiki – Encyclopedias or other general reference books Section F38

39 Format of Book Sources Author’s last name, First name (additional authors are given with first name first. Title of the book bolded. Place (city): Publisher, Year. (no pages given in the bibliography) You will have references for articles, magazines, journals, etc. in your binder. Section F39

40 Checklist for Section E Is the word count given here and on the title page/cover sheet? Does it include only the body paragraphs of Section A-E? Are all sources listed alphabetically by the author’s last name using one format? Are sources single spaced within and double spaced between? Section E40

41 Submitting the Work Number the pages at the bottom in the right-hand corner Enter the page numbers for the section starts in the Table of Contents (ii) Enter the Word Count of Sections A-E on the cover sheet Print one copy with the Pre-Body November 2011Submitting41

42 In Conclusion November 2011Submitting42

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