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How to write a paper on a historical figure

How to write a paper on a historical figure

Published on 3 April 2023
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00:04
Writing a paper on a historial figure
00:06
A How to
00:09
Writing a paper can be stressful
00:10
These tips will help
00:15
The first step is light research
00:16
You want to get a gist of what your figure is about but do not want to give away too much info
00:18
Use this light research to write your introduction
00:22
Next start into heaver research.
00:28
You want to research key information about your figure.
00:31
What did they do?
00:33
Include important dates and events.
00:36
How to find sources and information
00:40
Before you start your more in depth research, make sure you know how to identify reliable sources. These sources would be textbooks, news articles, and stuff similar to these
00:46
Using non reliable sources can lead to misinformation. It can also lead to plagarmism. Stay away from non-reliable sources. All they lead to is trouble. Always confirm with your teacher that a source is reliable.
00:50
Use your reliable sources to collect key dates, facts, events, and other dates that are associated with your figure
00:60
Try to focus on a couple main events that are known for. Do not add a lot of filler
01:05
Once you have all of your information collected, organize it. For a paper on historical figure, you probably want it in chronological order.
01:14
After you organize your information, all the hard work is done. Just form your information into paragraphs. Write all of your body paragraphs.
01:18
After you have wrote all of your body paragraphs, finish with your conclusion. This should recap your paper. Then insert a works cited page in MLA format.
01:26
After you have finished writing your paper, there is one last step. You need to proofread and make sure you have properly cited. MAKE SURE YOU DID NOT PLAGARIZE
01:31
Make notes of what information came from what sources, or this can lead to plagiarism. You need to keep facts and information organized. Be sure to cite your sources in the paper.