Instructions for Analytical Paper on Hamman Yaji's Diaryby Jim Jones (Copyright 2014, All Rights Reserved)
This page contains instructions and a list of sources available on-line or in the WCU library to help you prepare an analytical paper for HIS312. Your draft is due on or before Friday, March 14 (last class before spring break) and your final paper is due by the beginning of class on Monday, March 24 (first class after spring break).
|WCU Student ID# ends in||Topic|
|4 or 7||Many entries concern the purchase of "cartridges"; i.e. bullets. Analyze Hamman Yaji's use of guns and ammunition, including how much he used, what they cost, where they came from, what problems did he face in obtaining them, and how did he use them?|
|0 or 1||What role did horses play in Hamman Yaji's world?|
|2, 3, 5 or 6||How did World War I affect Hamman Yaji and his region?|
|8 or 9||Hamman Yaji supplied laborers to the colonial authorities. How often and for what purpose? How much were they paid? Who benefitted from their work, and how?|
Finally, add reference notes for all of the information in your paper (i.e. everything except for your conclusions). Footnotes are sufficient - you do not need to include a bibliography -- but you must provide references for everything, number them in sequence starting with 1 (not "i" or "I"), and format your reference notes correctly. For example, if you refer to something that Hamman Yaji recorded on January 29, 1922, and it becomes your third footnote, your footnote should look like this:
3. Hamman Yaji diary, January 29th, 1922, in James H. Vaughan & Anthony H. M. Kirk-Greene, The Diary of Hamman Yaji: Chronicle of a West African Muslim Ruler (Bloomington IN: Indiana Univeristy Press, 1995), 78.
After that, each time that you cite the diary, you may use the short format:
[note number]. Hamman Yaji diary, [date], in Vaughan & Kirk-Greene, [page number].
All other reference notes must follow the rules of the Chicago Manual of Style (or its condensed version, edited by Kate L. Turabian, both of which are available in the WCU Library). For a description of how to refer to the most common types of sources, visit this page.
A REMINDER ABOUT CHEATING AND PLAGIARISM
Please review the
course policy prohibiting all forms of Academic Dishonesty
including, but not limited to, copying another person's work with
providing attribution, or presenting another person's ideas as
your own. It is the intent of the professor to prosecute
all cases of Academic Dishonesty, so you need to make sure that
you do not violate the rules. With that in mind, you may
discuss this assignment with other members of your class, and you
may use any of the sources listed on this page, but you must
write your paper in your own words and you must provide footnotes
for the sources of any data that you use in your paper.
For assistance with formatting footnotes correctly, visit this page.
PERCENT CRITERIA 15 You submitted your draft on-time
and in accordance with instruction 5 (above).
15 Your analysis shows that you read
and understood Hamman Yaji's diary.
15 Your analysis shows that you
consulted and understood additional primary and/or secondary
10 Your paper includes correctly
formatted reference notes for all of your data.
10 Your paper is written using complete
sentences organized in logical paragraphs (except for
data from tables or quoted material). 10 You expanded or explained all
abbreviations in your paper, and you have used no ambiguous
pronouns. In other words, if you used a pronoun, there is no
question as to what it refers. 10 There are no spelling, punctuation
or grammatical errors. 10 You followed instruction 7 (above)
concerning paper color, font size, margins, title page, etc.
5 You made a useful contribution to the
class discussion on March 24, 2013.
Your paper failed to address your assigned topic.
Your assignment is less than 1 hour late. -100
Your assignment is 1 or more hours late.