Iscuss the relative success and failures of the movements for more political participation and democracy in one Latin American nation
Requirement from my instructor:
Contemporary World from World War II to the Present
Writing Assignment Instructions
For the writing assignment, you are to write an analytical essay, or a research paper as it is more commonly known. The length of your essay should be between 12 and 15 pages, and it has to be typed with body text in 12 pt Times New Roman font, double spaced, and properly footnoted.
A good paper has an introduction, a body, and a conclusion. The introduction explains why the topic of the paper is of interest and indicates what questions the paper will examine. The body of the paper should draw on evidence from published scholarly sources of information about your topic and presents such evidence in an analytical and systematic fashion, answering the questions posed in the introduction. The conclusion summarizes the findings of the paper and may also include some generalizations about the broader significance of these findings. Do not submit a simple narrative of the events described in your sources.
The essay should present an argument, supported by proper evidence. For this reason, you should consult at least FOUR sources, books and/or articles. The basic principle of writing analytical essays is to use good source material, that is, SCHOLARLY SOURCE MATERIAL, to get the information you need in order to write about the topic in your own words.
Generally speaking, textbooks and encyclopaedias are NOT ideal source material for research papers as they are too general in nature. Textbooks and encyclopaedias can be helpful by providing convenient access to general background information, but they must NOT be used and cited as sources for analytical essays.
ATTENTION! Wikipedia, in spite of its soaring popularity, is NOT appropriate source material and should NEVER be cited for history papers, or papers of any other disciplines for that matter.
Web surfing is becoming quite popular among some people as a way to do research online. So far as this course and this writing assignment are concerned, NO INTERNET OR WEB-BASED SOURCES ARE ALLOWED, with the only exceptions of the licensed databases that the Okanagan College Library, for academic purposes, has subscribed to such as Historical Abstracts, America: History and Life, and JSTOR. If you are not certain if a particular website can be used as a source, please ask our friendly library staff for help and clarification on this matter.