Daily life in the United States

BASIS OF GRADE ON BOOK REPORT:  100 POINT VALUE.  FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS WILL RESULT IN A GRADE OF ZERO. A.        FORM:  COUNTS 25 OF 100 POINTS             1.  COVER PAGE:  Center the italiziced title of the book read, the author’s name, your name, the class (History 1301), the meeting days/hour and the due date.             2.  MINIMUM LENGTH:  4 complete pages of text typed and double spaced plus a cover page and worked cited page.             3.  MARGINS AND FONT: 1inch margins all around; left justify margins; font size no larger than 10-12 pt.; number pages consecutively except for cover page; use the upper right corner with your last name.             4. REFERENCES:  minimum of three references for your paper:  the biographical information on the author (Contemporary Authors); the book itself; and one professional review of the book from a scholarly source.             5.  COMPLETE ALPHABETIZED “WORKS CITED PAGE”:  the last page of the paper with alphabetized sources.  Use the MLA handbook for the correct format for this page. (Note these examples are only for illustrative purposes and should not be used as the actual sources for your paper).                          a.  Example Book Citation:  Oates, Stephen B., The Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner’s Fierce Rebellion. New York:  McMillan Company, 1966. Print.                        b.  Example of Review Article Citation:  Burns, Ann, and R. Kent Rasmussen “Isaac’s Storm.” Library Journal 125.8 (2000): 171. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 6 Oct. 2009. (cite and alphabetize by reviewer’s name or alternatively the title of the review if available).                        c.  Example of Contemporary Authors Online Citation:  “Stephen B. Oates.” Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit:  Gale Press (2002): 1-4. http://galenet.galegroup.com. Web. 6 Oct. 2009.             6.  GENERAL MECHANICS:  This paper should be written using the MLA style used in English courses (except for the cover page).  Use acceptable grammar, spelling, and neatness.  Do not use contractions, slang, 1st or 2nd person, incomplete sentences, short choppy or overlong paragraphs or quotes, passive voice or present tense.  This paper is a history paper and should be written in the past tense!B.  CONTENT:  COUNTS 70 POINTS OF 100.  FOLLOW THE OUTLINE BELOW:             1.  INTRODUCTORY PARAGRAPH: (1/4 Page) (10 Points) Begin with an introductory paragraph including the subject of the book and the purpose of the author.  NOTE:  The first time you mention the book in your paper the full title of the book and the author must be given.                        a.  Author’s Purpose — usually revealed in the preface or forward of the book.             2.  SUMMARY: (2 1/2 Pages) (30 Points) Summarize key points of the entire book using proper grammar and style (i.e. separate paragraphs for different ideas).             3.  EVALUATION OF AUTHOR’S CREDENTIALS: (1/2 Page) (10 Points)                        a. Research the author’s background using Contemporary Authors.                        b.  Report only his qualifications for writing this book — include education, job experience, other books, awards, possible bias, etc. — be sure to cite sources.             4. PROFESSIONAL REVIEW (1/4-1/2 Page) (10 Points) Minimum of 1 review.a.  Use the EBSCO database to locate at least one scholarly review article of your book and cite the specific review using direct quotes or paraphrasing of the reviewer’s evaluation of your book.  DO NOT CITE EBSCO SINCE IT IS NOT A PROFESSIONAL REVIEW.  Instead cite the actual article you located.b.  Indicate your agreement/disagreement with each professional critic.  Why? Or why not?             5.  PERSONAL SUBJECTIVE JUDGMENT: (1/2 Page) (10 Points)a.  Overall Reaction — Did it aid your understanding/appreciation of the topic with which it dealt.  If so, how?  Did the book influence you in some way?  Examples.                        b.  Recommendation — Would you recommend this book for future classes or to a friend or enemy?  Why?             6.  WORKS CITED PAGE:  Last page with alphabetized sources. C.        APPROVED BOOK, AUTHOR’S SOURCE AND PROFESSIONAL REVIEW: (5 POINTS OUT OF 100) – You must choose a book approved by the instructor and provide a photocopy of your author’s information (i.e. Contemporary Author’s) and a photocopy of the professional review by the deadline specified for your class. D.        DOCUMENTATION – Document every example using appropriate MLA format.  Citations are not exclusively for quotations only.  Citations give due credit to your various sources of information.  Any idea, fact, or example that is not your own or common knowledge should be documented. Book Title: Daily life in the United States, 1920-1940Author: Kyvig, David E.Call#: E169 K985 2004Topic: 20, Great Depression, Social History