How did geography influence Egyptians’ views of themselves, the world, and the afterlife?
Your paper must be size 12, Times New Roman font, No more than 1 inch margins .Double spaced. You must use proper spelling. Proper grammar. You must write in the past tense always—history took place in the past, not the present. You must avoid using “passive voice”. You must write in a formal, academic style. It must meet the minimum page requirements. It must have page numbers. Long quotes (3 or more lines) should be in single-space, indented block quotes. Sources 20%. You must use at least 3 primary source documents. You must use at least 3 secondary source documents. These must be the work of legitimate historians (an actual book or journal article—something pulled off Answers.com will not cut it). Secondary Sources from the internet do not count towards your total—(Online primary sources are fine). This is to ensure that the sources are of academic quality. The sole exception is a real published book or journal article that happens to be online-on the library’s database of journals for instance. If you use the internet for secondary material, cite it, but know it won’t count towards your number of sources. If you use a primary source online, cite the primary source first, including the original author and original date, then the website you found it on. Your textbook does not count towards your required number of secondary sources. You must make use of a variety of sources—do not use one source a dozen times, while you use the others 1-2 times each. You must cite your sources with footnotes, using Turabian. You must include a bibliography of works cited. Every item in your bibliography must have been cited in your paper. Use of sources, whether direct quote or paraphrasing,without citing them is plagiarism. This will result in a 0 on the assignment and possible disciplinary action by the college. You may not recycle work from a previous assignment or other class. This essay must be completely original. Content 70%. You must have a strong, clear thesis (argument) from the beginning. It must be absolutely clear to me that this is an essay and not a report. You must consistently support your thesis throughout your paper. Your support is backed up by citations of historical evidence or historian’s writings. You must stay on topic and make smooth transitions. Your evidence and logical deductions are always sound. You address and challenge sources that contradict your argument. You avoid vague statements and generalities.You must be convincing, without seeming blatantly biased (which is why a variety of sources is strongly recommended). You must finish with a strong conclusion.