Pay close attention to the instructions on here and on the template that is in the files section
The purpose of this assignment is to prepare you for your Final Project by guiding you through the research and writing process. To do so, you will first select the two societies or civilizations you would like to examine in your Week 5 Final Project, and then complete the HIS103 Final Project Preparation Template using research compiled on these societies. Refer to the HIS103 Research Guide: Library Resources and Primary Sources for help selecting appropriate sources. You may also want to review the HIS103 Final Project Help Sheet prior to completing this assignment.
In your paper,
Identify the societies you will compare and contrast in the Final Project.
Identify three of the following categories (i.e., Gender Roles, Ideals and Relationships, Social and Economic Structures, Religious or Ethical Beliefs, Technological or Cultural Innovations) you would like to examine within the societies you chose for your Final Project.
Develop your preliminary thesis statement for your Final Project.
Establish the central issue or perspective for your project to give clear direction and purpose for the project.
Create an outline of at least three main points that will support your thesis statement.
For each main point, write two topic sentences. (For help, review Body Paragraphs (Links to an external site.) from the Ashford Writing Center.)
Topic sentence one explains the similarities between your chosen societies, according to the category of analysis you are examining.
Topic sentence two explains the differences between your chosen societies, according to the category of analysis you are examining. For each topic sentence, provide at least one specific example for each of your chosen societies, drawn from your compare and contrast worksheet.
For each example, indicate which sources from your list of sources you will use.
Create an APA-formatted annotated reference list containing a minimum of five sources you intended to use for your final project. These sources should include:
A minimum of four scholarly secondary sources, of which at least three are from the Ashford University Library.
At least one primary source.
Note: The course textbook does not count toward your required sources.
Note: You may also include images or multimedia course materials, but these sources are in addition to (not instead of) the required sources. Remember such sources should also be cited according to APA format.
All chapters from text book will be in files section.
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