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Next Tuesday

No need to post a blog entry for next Tuesday’s class since your paper rewrites are due that day. However, since we’re going to be discussing everyone’s interviews, be prepared to talk about what you learned from your discussions with an American veteran.

If you have trouble watching the video or listening to the audio of women veterans from the VHP, make sure you have Real Player installed on your computer.  If not you can download it for free from here.  Or you can go to one of the computer labs on campus and watch/listen to the there. […]

Make sure your paper has: A thesis about the experiences of American veterans (including postwar experiences) A title page with a real title Page numbers (starting with the first page of text as page 1) A bibliography of works cited in the notes One-inch margins Properly cited footnotes Quotations from your interview

Select at least 2 veterans from the Women at War page of the Veterans History Project to read/listen to. Also check out the NPR Story on Female Iraq Veterans

Peer Review Form You can fill this out and email it to the person you’re peer reviewing OR write on a printed copy. Either way it needs to be given or emailed to me by classtime next Tuesday (Nov. 27). [If you’re emailing an electronic version, send it to me and the author.]

Constructing the Paper

Several of you seem to be struggling with the paper assignment so this post is an attempt to emphasize what we discussed in class and clarify those parts that seem to be confusing people. Your paper should not just be a summary of your interviewee’s experiences, nor just what he or she thought.  The paper […]

Interview with a Veteran

1) Finding a veteran The guidelines for who the Library of Congress’s Veterans History Project is interested in are located here. [Note that for the purpose of this class, I’d prefer a focus on a veteran from one of the wars we cover in class.] The easiest choice may be a relative or a friend […]

Use the following links to begin research Simpson Library Online databases for historical research Note-Taking Options Note Cards Post-It Notes Word Processor (with or without templates) Outlines or free-form notes Citation (or other pay note-taking software like Nota Bene) Microsoft OneNote Excel/Access–For information in larger quantities that is consistent in its form (e.g., the census). […]

I know talking to many of you that you’ve had trouble with sending your Word 2007 files to people who can’t open them with our older versions of MS Word. One solution is to follow this link to a YouTube video explaining how you can save your file in a format that will work on […]

Today, I’d like to start class with a discussion of our readiness. Class Assessment File [Hat tip to Dr. Campbell for this idea.]






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