The theme or over all topic on second sino japanese war with a large focus on japanese warcrimes
a) Introduction – here you will introduce your topic, thesis, and agenda for the paper.
b) Literature review: here you will briefly introduce the arguments of your secondary sources and how your research fits with the existing discussions on your topic.
c) Argument/ body paragraphs: these paragraphs will use primary source analysis to prove your argument (thesis). There are a number of ways to format this section thematically, chronologically, or by source. Be sure to use multiple, well-structured paragraphs rather than one or two long paragraphs.
Other things to note:
d) In your paper, your primary source analysis must include direct quotations taken from the source.
e) Be creative in your choice of sources! There are lots to choose from, and newspapers are particularly promising for this assignment.
f) Please use Chicago style footnotes for this assignment.
g) You will be graded on: having a strong thesis; including a literature review of about 1 page; quality of your argument; how you use your sources; style (correct formatting, footnoting and bibliography).
11-12 pages, (1 inch margins, 12 point font)