Explain why it occurred, what happened, and how did this battle affect the war itself. Why was it significant to the outcome of the war? Goals of the assignment are to demonstrate that you can create a research paper based on secondary sources and synthesize this material to present a cohesive answer to a question. Students are not required to use primary sources, but using them is encouraged if a student feels comfortable. Papers do need to have a title page. However, footnotes are not required. Instead, students need to use pagination citation throughout their papers to show how and where they used their sources. Example: “The War of 1812 was started by America.” (Kucsan, 2009) or (the authors last name). Now if you are using more than one article by the same author then you need to put in the title of the article…such as (Kucsan, 2009, Consequences of the War of 1812). If you are using 2 different works with authors of the same last name then do the following; (Kucsan, P, 2009) Just put in the first initial.
Finally, remember that all papers need an introduction, body, and conclusion. Every essay needs a thesis statement and the last page of your assignment should be a reference page where you will provide your complete references in APA style.
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