Paper Format & Style
Your paper should take a position, introduce a clear argument at the start in your thesis statement, and provide evidence from both the popular and peer-reviewed sources about why your interpretation of the discussion is correct. Your paper should be formatted in Chicago style and have an introduction, a body, and a conclusion.
1. Introduction: summarizes what you will write and puts it into context
2. Body: presents the main points of the paper, with each paragraph representing one aspect of the paper's main focus. Prioritize and organize your main points and paragraphs to logically build your arguments to a compelling conclusion. Each paragraph should include a topic sentence, evidence, analysis, and a transition sentence:
3. Conclusion: summarizes what you wrote and what you learned
Use Dr. Chenoweth's detailed guidelines in his Perceptions Paper Writing and Grading Guide below, which includes detailed information on how he will grade your papers.