HIST 121 Final Exam Instructions
Format-For your Final, you will choose two questions (one from each set) and respond to them in two separate extended essays. These are to be written up in either Word or a similar word processing program. In terms of setup, they are to be double-spaced, with 12 point font, and standard 1.25 inch margins. While I cannot tell you exactly how long the essays need to be, most essays of this sort run in the 3-4 page range each, for a total of 6-8 pages on both essays.
While I don’t take off for minor errors, I expect you to proofread your work. Something that is so poorly written I cannot easily understand it will likely see a lower grade. I suggest reading it out loud to yourself (I do this sometimes) to catch any errors.
Sources and Citation-To respond to these essays, you are not required to use -any sources beyond your textbook, your class notes, and the short written assignment primary sources. If you take a direct quote from any of these, you are required to cite it in MLA form, meaning parenthetical citation. An example would be as follows; when you cite your text, cite it (Foner, 645). Lectures can be sited by the topic or date. A bibliography is only needed if you use outside sources. Wikipedia and other junk sites on the internet are not legitimate sources.
One major note here; I will not tolerate plagiarism (i.e. cheating) in any form. I have several programs that I run your papers through to spot it, and I will go full-on Professor Snape on anyone who cheats; meaning I will fail you on the Final which means you will fail the course. DON’T CHEAT! If you’re not sure, ask me.
Due Date-The Final is due by the end of the day Friday December 22 in the Dropbox labeled “Final Exam.” Remember to combine your two responses in one document.
If you have any questions, please come see me or email me. Good luck!