the final paper, based on your 5 page midterm paper proposal, should be 15 pages, double-spaced, 12 point font, with 1-inch margins, including up to 1 page of references.
it should follow the classic research paper outline, including these sections: 1) introduction, 2) key research questions, 3) analysis and discussion of evidence for each research question, 4) discussion of any counter-arguments (if relevant), 5) analysis, and 6) conclusion.
it should include a bibliography of research sources used in the paper, including: at least 5 academic research sources (academic books or book chapters, and articles from academic journals).
the 5 academic sources can include the 4 academic sources from your midterm. however, you should also ADD ONE NEW SOURCE FOR THE FINAL PAPER EVERYONE MUST CITE THE COOPER TEXTBOOK AT LEAST ONCE.
this is cooper book: Cooper, Frederick. (2002). Africa since 1940: The past of the present. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press.
The final paper will be graded as follows:
? quality and specificity of the key research questions (20% of grade)
? logic and organization of the paper’s outline (20% of grade)
? quality and appropriateness of list of research sources, inclusion of required number of additional
research sources beyond the midterm (see above), and use of correct citations of research materials
(20% of grade)
? quality and relevance of your analysis of the research materials, demonstrating a thorough
understanding of the topic of African development and materials studied in class (20% of grade)
? quality of writing style and correct use of grammar (10% of grade
? correctly following the assignment guidelines provided on this handout (10% of grade)
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