Compare and contrast between the activism of Ida B Wells and Florence Kelley
I will post a few documents for you. Only use the documents I have posted. Do not use any outside sources. Specifically focus on the readings about Florence Kelly and Ida B Wells.
ORGANIZING YOUR PAPER
Every paper should have an introduction, a body, and a conclusion.
The introduction explains the subject and introduces your thesis. This is NOT the place to give specific evidence. The first paragraph generally begins with a broad introductory statement and then narrows to a
thesis statement. Do NOT use the first person. (“I” or “One” or anything that is self-referential.) Do NOT say, “this paper will . . .” Instead, simply state the main idea you wish to argue.
Before you start to write, you must organize your thoughts and ideas. There should be an organizational logic to the paper. Think about how your evidence builds to a conclusion paragraph by paragraph.
The body of the paper introduces your evidence and your reasoning. You must write in paragraphs. Every paragraph should be about one main idea and have a topic sentence. A topic sentence tells the reader
what the paragraph is about. The rest of the paragraph explains the topic sentence and cites specific examples from primary or secondary sources.
As a rough guide, paragraphs should be a minimum of four sentences, or about half of a typed page. Think about the four sentence paragraph with the following structure: a topic sentence; followed by another
sentence that develops the idea; then an example, or a quote, that illustrates the point; a concluding sentence.
Do not use subheadings in your papers. Instead, think about how to make transitions, or topic sentences that connect the idea in the new paragraph with the idea in the previous one. Transitions are the hardest,
and yet the most important, part of writing a history paper. You must come up with effective transitions that link one part of the paper to the next and from paragraph to paragraph.
The conclusion sums up your findings. The conclusion must do more than simply repeat the contents of the paper. It should bring the reader back to the thesis and ideally suggest something broader about the
Avoid using block quotations.
Only use ellipses ( . . .) in the middle of a quotation, not at the beginning or the end.
Punctuation goes inside quotation marks and before footnote notations. This example is correct: “I live in the United States.”
Vary your word choice. Avoid repetition. Use the thesaurus function on WORD to make sure your words match your intended meaning.
Vary sentence length, but if you have a problem with ‘run on’ sentences, then stick with short, clear constructions.
Use the past tense.
DO NOT use first person, meaning “I” or “one” or anything that refers to you.
Note that the punctuation (and quotation marks if you use them) appear inside the number.
Your footnotes appear at the bottom of the page and should be in the following format:
For the first footnote, use the full reference. For example:
Nan Enstad, Ladies of Labor, Girls of Adventure: Working Women, Popular Culture, and Labor Politics at the Turn of the Twentieth Century (New York: Columbia University Press, 1999), p. 24.
Subsequent footnotes only use the author’s last name and the page number:
Enstad, p. x.