Research Project

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Research paper assignment topic: Demonstrate how a particular power figure uses Machiavellian principles to gain and maintain power or fails to use them and loses power. This paper must be prepared “MLA Style” per MLA handbook and Hacker text. No cover sheet for this paper.

Part 1: Due with Assignment #2: 5 power figures. Citing your sources;  You may select others from this time period you must write about in your Machiavelli paper.  If you have any other in mind, you must get instructor approval.  This page contains some famous people from the revolutionary war through the civil war and gives you a good start on the person you wish to write about.  Submit 5 short biographies selected from the following list: Abagail Adams NewJohn Adams, John Quincy Adams, Samuel Adams, John Brown, Frederick Douglass, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Hancock, Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Dolly Madison, James Madison, James Monroe, Thomas Payne, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth, or George Washington. This assignment may be either typed or handwritten. Late power figure assignments receive a grade of zero, but must be submitted.  Rview slave holding states pre-revolutionary war  and the different religions practiced in these original 13 colonies–Connecticut, Deleware, Georgia, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania,  Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia

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Part 2: Due with Assignment #2: Machiavelli summary. Write a 500-1000 word summary of The Prince. This summary may be word processed or handwritten. Late summaries receive a grade of 50%.

Part 3: Due Date to be announced: Group Project. Your group will lead an oral discussion of a specifically assigned section of The Prince.

Part 4: Due with Assignment #3: Proposal. Write a proposal for your research paper, demonstrating how one of your power figures uses Machiavelli’s power principles. This paper must be typed in MLA format. No revision allowed.

Part 5 Due with Assignment #4: One sentence thesis statement and annotated bibliography. Type a one sentence thesis statement for research paper. Assemble a ten entry annotated bibliography; include The Prince. This must be typed in MLA format. No revision allowed.

Part 6: Due with Assignment #4: Outline. Create a word processed MLA style outline that begins with a well defined thesis statement. No revision allowed.

Part  7: Due with Assignment #5: 1st draft. The draft must be attached to and conform to check-off sheet. This draft must be typed in MLA format and contain a minimum of 500 words. Emphasis will be placed on development of thesis and integration of sources. All preliminary notes, and graded portions–5 power figures, Machiavelli summary, outline, and annotated bibliography–must be part of the packet submitted; failure to produce all parts of the assignment will result in an “F” grade for “Part 6.”

Part 8: 2nd draft due at conference May 7, 8,  9, or 10. The draft receives an objective evaluation based on how well the student follows instructions; therefore, the draft must be attached to and conform to check-off sheet. This draft must be typed in MLA format and contain a minimum of 2000 words. All preliminary notes, 5 power figures, Machiavelli summary, outline, annotated bibliography, and 1st draft must be part of the packet submitted; failure to produce all parts of the assignment will result in an “F” grade for “Part 7.”

Part 9: Due date to be announced in class after the 2nd draft review. The final draft must be word processed in MLA format and contain a minimum of 2500 words (6+ pages). All preliminary notes, 5 power figures, Machiavelli summary, outline, annotated bibliography, 1st draft, and 2nd draft must be part of the packet submitted; failure to produce all parts of the assignment will result in an “F” grade for

“Part 8.” Emphasis will be placed on a subjective evaluation of the paper and may receive a lower grade than on draft #2.

 

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