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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

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 […]

Links on Writing

As you finish the revisions on your first paper, use the following from the History Department’s guide to writing: General Writing Guidelines Information on improving introductions and conclusions Instructions on using quotations effectively