Reading: THE CAVALRY MAIDEN – NADEZHDA DUROVA
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REQUIREMENTS, FORMATTING,QUOTATIONS & CITATIONS
• The first paper should be 5pages long, double-spaced, 1-inch margins, 12pt font.
• Papers must include page numbers on the bottom right hand corner. No page number is required for the first page.
• Thesis statements must be underlined.
• Your paper should draw from the assigned literature and sources, as well as your lecture notes. Use of any other sources must first be approved by me. Do not cite Wikipedia.
• Sources should be cited in footnote or endnote form as described below.
BOOK TITLES: All book titles should be capitalized:
• Nadezhda Durova, The Cavalry Maiden
• The paper should use specific quotations from the primary sources to support your thesis.
• However, be careful not to over-quote. Most of the time paragraphing and summarizing sources is sufficient. Quoting material should be done only when you believe the way the original author expresses an idea is the most effective means of communicating the point you want to make.
• When you quote, be as concise as possible. Only keep the material relevant to your own ideas. Always use the least amount of quoted material necessary to make your point.
• You should never use quoted material without integrating it into your own writing. A sentence can never consist entirely of a quote.
• You must introduce the speaker of the quotation.
Incorrect use of quoted material:
The conditions freed women lived under were very harsh. “My master kept us without food and water for days.” Men on the other hand, had a better time of it.
Correct use of quoted material:
The conditions freed women lived under were very harsh. One former slave testified, “My master kept us without food and water for day.”
• You should never use a quotation without also analyzing it in your own words. A good rule of thumb is for every quoted line, you should have at least two lines analyzing it.
• A sentence with quoted material must read as grammatically correct; quotations do not change the rules of sentence structure. Imagine the sentence without quote marks. If it is not grammatically correct when you do this, it needs to be rewritten.
CITATIONS: Historians cite their sources according the Chicago Manual of Style. You may use either footnotes or endnotes. You should include a note (endnote or footnote) each time you use a source, whether it is a direct quotation, a paraphrase, or a summary. The superscript number generated by your word processor program should follow the text at the end of the sentence in which information is referenced. In Chicago style, notes come after punctuation.
Peasant women were often accused of witchcraft and arson.
According the authors of our textbook, by the 1830s, Tsar Nicolas I “had come to epitomize autocracy.”
To create a footnote or endnote in Microsoft Word, place the cursor where you want the note to go, click on the “Insert” menu then select “Footnote.” Here you can choose footnotes or endnotes. Pick one method and stick with it through the entire paper.
The first time you cite a source, the note should include all relevant information about the source: the author’s full name, source title, and facts of publication. All subsequent times that you cite that same source, the note only needs to include the author’s surname, a shortened form of the title, and page numbers.
Nadezhda Durova, The Cavalry Maiden. Journals of the Russian Officer in the Napoleonic Wars (Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1988), [page number] — full, first citation
Durova, The Cavalry Maiden, [page numbers] — subsequent citations