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Guidelines

• Papers
o Length: 1400-1500 words (not including footnotes/bibliography): list the word count on pg. 1
o Format: 1-inch margins, double (or 1.5) spaced, 12-point font
o Citations: Footnotes in Chicago Style (http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html)

• Posters
o Posters are used in many academic fields for the presentation of research and are especially effective at

combining evidence (charts, illustrations) with text. They should be well designed visually with a clear title, not cluttered, and incorporate both text and visual evidence. Text should be concise (and not too small), and illustrations should be identified with small captions (i.e. titles/dates) and explicitly contextualized and explained within the poster. You should have the following components: background information; abstract (a concise paragraph explaining the main point/argument of the poster); and several sections explaining the evidence (cartoons, posters, photos, documents, etc.)

o PosterSize:nosmallerthan18x24butpreferablylarger
o MaybecreatedonaPowerPointslideandprintedoutprofessionallyorputtogethertheold-fashioned

way on a piece of card (i.e. print out the various pieces and use a glue stick).o For online submission: take a photo, convert it to PDF, and submit the PDF

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• Bibliography/Works Cited Page (not included in word count): please list everything you consulted (supplying URLs for websites). For posters attach it to the back.

Academic Resources and Policy on Wikipedia

There are plenty of secondary and primary sources posted on Canvas, and I encourage you to consult optional readings when you want additional information. Other online resources should come from reputable sites (journals, universities, libraries) and not from such sites as Wikipedia. To be sure, Wikipedia does have some positive features. Many of its articles are perfectly fine for an introduction to a topic – particularly less disputed topics – and sources are often listed at the bottom of the page. However, they are NOT appropriate to research in history. Many historical topics are too contentious and too complex – this is especially true for almost anything relating to the history of radicalism. In addition, historians have particular standards of historical research: there are simply many errors of fact, argument, and interpretation in Wikipedia articles. Should you need additional resources for this paper, use the books and articles already assigned (or listed under “optional”) as well as academic encyclopedias (you must be at UCI or via the VPN):

• From the Library Homepage: search “Gale Virtual Reference Library.” Once you are in, then click onHistory (at side menu); scroll down to find the relevant volumes for this paper and course (including Europe 1789-1914, Encyclopedia of Russian History, Encyclopedia of Irish History, Encyclopedia of European Social History, Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa, and the Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism), and click on it. The encyclopedias are generally organized alphabetically by topic. Many topics are cross-listed, and additional resources (books, articles) are often cited.

• For additional examples of visual materials on the Suffragettes:http://www.sylviapankhurst.com/her_campaigns/sylvia_&_suffrage/the_suffrage_movement.php#

http://www.sylviapankhurst.com/her_campaigns/sylvi…

  • For copies of Votes for Women: https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=IMJZBBnUFLg…
  • For information and guides to Academic Posters, just google “effective academic posters” or “academic postershumanities.” There are loads of guides, mostly for STEM subjects, but you can still learn a lot from the general guidance for things like layout. I’ve listed a few examples but keep in mind that your poster may be smaller than many of these and read while held in the hand (so you may use smaller font).

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https://www.depts.ttu.edu/tlpdc/Resources/Teaching…

ferencePapersAndPostersInTheHumanities.php

https://urc.ucdavis.edu/sites/g/files/dgvnsk3561/f… Make_an_Effective_Poster2.pdf

https://guides.nyu.edu/posters

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Expectations and Grades

A good paper has a strong argument (thesis) clearly articulated in the introduction and an analytic structure (with each paragraph having a clear topic sentence (a main point) and supporting evidence (examples, quotations). All papers must use both primary and secondary sources, and particular credit will be given when (1) a paper successfully integrates the argument of a secondary source (and not just information from it) and (2) when primary sources are analyzed as evidence. I grade for content (argument, use of evidence, integration of primary/secondary sources), writing/structure, and accuracy.

Creative written prompts are graded for how well they demonstrate an accurate and nuanced understanding of the primary documents and secondary studies we have read in class, the historical context, and an ability to situate the creative work into it. Historical plausibility and accuracy are both important as are technical issues (spelling, format).

Posters are graded for content, accuracy, and presentation: they should be carefully designed to communicate your main points. They should likewise demonstrate knowledge of both the primary and secondary sources used in class.

PLEASE DON’T HESITATE TO ASK IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS!

GOOD LUCK!

 

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