ATTACHMENTS BELOW : Compare Contrast Paper Example and FULL Paper Instructions
Choose one “Source from the Past” from Chapter 2-21 of your textbook which you will analyze for your Primary Source Compare/Contrast Paper.
Acceptable “Sources from the Past” :
(My chosen source from this list as the topic of your paper BELOW)
- Hammurabi’s Laws on Family Relationships p. 39
TEXTBOOK: Bentley, Jerry H. Herbert F. Ziegler, and Heather Streets Salter, eds. Traditions & Encounters: A Global Perspective on the Past. Combined Volume. 6th Edition. McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages, 2015. ISBN: 9780073407029. The purpose of the paper is to compare information in your Source from the Past with information on the same topic written by a modern historian. Generally, you will first explain what your Source from the Past says. These Sources from the Past may include personal feelings or may not contain all relevant factual information because the author was an eyewitness to an event and didn’t have all information. You will then compare the content of your source to a scholarly source that you choose which will be an analysis of the event using all available sources of information, and conforming to modern standards of impartiality and objectivity. You will use this scholarly source to describe the event and how the information in your Source from the Past or the opinions expressed by the author of your Source from the Past are similar to or different from the facts in your scholarly source. The paper will be broken down into four (4) smaller required assignments that will be due throughout the semester ASSIGNMENT #1 I HAVE ALREADY COMPLETED, WHICH WAS MY CHOSEN TOPIC FROM ABOVE
Assignment #2, Scholarly History Source for Paper: You will then choose at least one factual history source with which you will compare your Source from the Past. This source must be written by a professional historian sometime after 1960. This sources should contain a factual account of the event or time period described in your document. This source will be an analysis of the event using all available sources of information, and conforming to modern standards of impartiality and objectivity, so will give you reliable information about the event. Once you choose your source, you must cite it in Chicago Manual of Style format (following the example given in the handout) and submit that for approval with a few sentence summary of the source. DUE: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 o A list of many acceptable and unacceptable source types can be found below. Please carefully review the list, as submitting an unacceptable source type will result in a deduction on this assignment. While you are only required to use one additional, scholarly source, you may use as many as you feel are necessary. However, all outside sources that you intend to use in your paper must be approved by me.
Assignment #3, Paper Update: You will turn in on Canvas a few typed sentences or even a paragraph detailing what you have done to this point on your paper. This must also include the thesis statement for your paper and a one paragraph summary of every source you plan to use in your paper. You can use this assignment to bring up any problems you are having on the paper as well, although I am available throughout the entire semester to help with any difficulties. DUE: MONDAY, OCTOBER 29
Assignment #4, Final Paper: You will explain what your “Source from the Past” says and who the author is. You will then use the scholarly history source that you chose to describe the event and how the information in your Source from the Past is similar to or different from the facts on the same topic in your scholarly history source. Complete technical requirements are found below. To help organize your paper, I have included a sample outline at the end of these instructions. DUE: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16
Other Important Paper Dates: Last day to change paper “Source from the Past” and submit and acceptable Scholarly History Source for Paper: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5. Last day to submit a rough draft to me for comments: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9. (You are not required to do this, but many students find it helpful. If you want to submit a rough draft, please upload it to the “Optional Rough Draft” Assignment.) Last day late work is accepted for the semester: 5 PM, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30.
MORE DETAILS IN BELOW ATTACHMENTS 🙂