Write a first draft of your research paper. The first draft should be 3,000-3,750 words (approximately 12-15 pages if the template is used correctly), not including the required bibliography and cover page. 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.
- Demonstrate proper interpretation of historical sources.
- Utilize research to validate your ideas and supporting claims.
The grading standards will be as rigorous as those set for the final research paper. Be careful to proofread and edit the first draft to the quality of a final draft.
The instructor will provide feedback; but continue to edit for clarity, coherence, argument, and historical interpretation throughout the duration of the topic.
Use only sources found at the GCU Library or those provided in Course and/or Topic Materials.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
Prepare this assignment according to the Turabian guidelines found in the Turabian Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.