The final benchmark paper should be a noticeably revised update of the draft submitted in Topic 5, incorporating instructor comments, peer-review feedback, and personal revising.
It should be 3,000-3,750 words (12-15 pages if the template is used properly), excluding bibliography and cover page, in Turabian style.
Be sure to include the following:
- Affirm your thesis on the approved research topic you have selected.
- Evaluate relevant and valid research that reflects the ethical standards in the discipline of history. (comp. 2.5)
- Demonstrate proper interpretation of historical sources.
- Utilize research to validate your ideas and supporting claims.
Use only sources found at the GCU Library or those provided in Course and/or Topic Materials.
Prepare this assignment according to the Turabian guidelines found in the Turabian Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.
This Benchmark Assignment assesses the following History Program Competencies:
For the BA History and BA Public History programs:
2.5: Model the ethical standards of the field of history.
For the BA History for Secondary Education program:
6.5: Model the ethical standards of the field of history.