I'm not asking for any ideas about the content of the essay at all, I'm just looking for advice on citation/style. I haven't written an essay in years so I'm a little rusty.
Pick a potential candidate from either the Republican or Democratic party, and describe how they would go about winning the party nomination. This paper should address the material we have covered in the unit on primaries.
In particular you should be able to discuss:
- The part that momentum plays in the nomination contest. The different rules for primaries and caucuses as well as how these might affect candidate strategy
- Briefly talk about how the Iowa caucus works and why it is particularly important The role that party actors play in the nomination contest.
- See if there are any polls that indicate how your candidate is currently perceived.
You should primarily be citing the class readings. Parenthetical citations are fine. If you cite something from outside of class please include an endnote.
The part about parenthetical citations means I should just write (lastname) of the author of the article next to their idea, right? I'm going to have other sources of polling information. How do I make an endnote with that? I read the Pursue OWL page on endnotes. I know I need to put a superscript number next to the idea and then have a separate Notes page, but what do I write next to the number on the Notes page if I'm going to have a Sources Cited page too? Do I need to have a Sources Cited page and will I need to put the class readings on it too?
My only issue right now is how to start the essay. Obviously, I don't want to write "The candidate I will be examining is _____" or use first person at all, but I'm not sure how to write the opening sentence. Can anyone give me an idea there?
The teacher asked for no more than 1600 words. This will be handed in as a hard copy - should I include a word count? Where should I put it in the paper?