- Response essays need to be argument driven and draw on course materials. One of the things Iâ€™ll be looking for is evidence that youâ€™ve actually done the readings and paid attention in class.
- You donâ€™t need to use outside sources unless the reading prompt asks you to do so. If you do reference an outside source, remember that you must cite it. In history we use the Chicago Manual of Style; a quick reference can be found here at the Purdue OWL: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/chicago_manual_17th_edition/cmos_formatting_and_style_guide/general_format.html
- If you are using course materials or class discussions, you donâ€™t need to cite them in footnotes/endnotes. However, you should attribute any quotation with its author: e.g. â€œColin Calloway wroteâ€¦.â€
- 1â€“2 pages (please do not go over 2 pages!)
- 12-point font
- Make sure you read the prompt (in the syllabus) and understand what it is asking
- State your argument or thesis in a strong topic sentence.
- Use evidence from our class readings/lectures/discussions to support your argument
- Edit your paper for grammar errors and typos
- Cite any outside sources
- If you have any questions, talk to your professor!
On the day the paper is due, please bring a hard copy to class.