History Style Sheet & Guide


Basic Minimum Requirements
___ 1200 words
___ 3 sources (excluding encyclopedias/dictionaries)
___ 3 quotes (one from each of the sources)
___ Work Cited Sheet

Requirements met & Paper turned in on:  ______________________

Organization
INTRODUCTION
___ uses opening to begin paper
___ introduces paper / topic / main points
___ thesis is at the end of the introduction

BODY
___ supports & explains thesis
___ logical organization of thoughts/material

CONCLUSION
___ restates/summarizes main points of the body
___ thesis reworded/reworked to open the conclusion
___ no new information presented

Quote Usage & Format
QUOTES
___ proper citation format within the paper (author’s name  page #)
___ block format for quotes over 3 lines long
___ all quotes ( their sources) represented in the Works Cited

WORKS CITED
___ all sources used in the paper represented
___ proper indentation
___ proper format for each source
___ alphabetical order for each source

Format
___ paper is double spaced
___ one inch margins

Grammar / Punctuation / Spelling

___ no spelling errors
___ no personal pronouns
___ sentence structure
___ clear wordings and communications
___ proper grammar
___ proper punctuation

Grading Guide
                   TOTAL:
10% / ___ works cited
10% / ___ quote usage & format
20% / ___ organization & support of thesis
20% / ___ quality of expression (spelling / punctuation / grammar)
40% / ___ quality of content (research, insight, analysis, clarity of thought and so on)