Sample History Paper on A Frontier Society in Transition, 1876–1886

Remember – your summaries are to be one page in length and written in your own words in order to earn credit. Remember – your summaries are to be one page in length and written in your own words in order to earn credit.
For summaries that earn credit your assignment will say “complete” in your grades; those earning no credit will be left blank (ungraded).
Reasons for earning no credit:
1) Summary is not nearly one page in length; one or two paragraphs is not a full page, no matter how large a font you use. (NOTE: If you write too much, that is fine – but you should strive for a page to a page and a half. Remember – the point is to cover the main points, but to be concise. It is a learned skill that comes through practice – use this as practice.)
2) Summary is not written in essay form – that means using complete sentences and writing full paragraphs; a bulleted list is not “essay form.”
3) Summary is copied and pasted from another source; not in your own words (plagiarism).
Chapter summaries will be written in your own words, will
include the main points only (with limited detail), and will be limited to a single page for each chapter (no heading,
standard 12pt font and margins; single or double-spaced).