Article Reviews 1- Salem Witch Trials-Motivated by the Puritans’ Belief in Witchcraft or More Mundane Factors

Article Reviews

Each student will submit two separate article reviews. Each review is worth 120 points. The articles you have to choose from are below.

  1. All of the articles are about a controversial topic in American History. The article will present two sides of the issue.
  2. The review should have four elements/paragraphs:
    • Write a one paragraph overview of the issue. Be sure to include the title and author of the article you are reviewing. (26.4 points)
    • Write a one paragraph summary of one the arguments. Include two examples. (26.4 points)
    • Write a one paragraph summary of the other argument. Include two examples. (26.4 points)
    • In your final paragraph, select which argument you believe is more convincing and explain why. (26.4 points)
    • Writing mechanics (14.4 points)
  3. The review should meet the following format guidelines:
    • Double-space your paper.
    • The margins should be set at one inch (top, bottom, left, right).
    • The font style should be Times New Roman.
    • The font size should be 12 point.
    • Avoid contractions in formal writing. (For example: Would not instead of wouldn’t; cannot instead of can’t)
    • Indent your paragraphs.
    • Be sure to include an individual’s first name the first time you mention them. You can use just just the last name thereafter.
    • Type your name in the upper left hand corner of the paper.
    • Only use the article and no other sources to complete this assignment.
    • Since you are only using the article and no other sources, a “Works Cited” page is not necessary.
    • If you use any quotes from the article, provide the page number. For example, if you quote from page 5, put “(p. 5)” after the quote.
  4. Grades: This is not a collaborative activity. Though several students may choose to review the same article, they should refrain from working together on their written reviews. Your assignment will be checked by SafeAssign to ensure no plagiarism takes place.
    • Failure to follow the format guidelines will result in substantial loss of points.
    • Poor spelling and grammar/punctuation will also result in a loss of points.
  5. Academic Honesty: When submitting written work, students are on their honor. Any student found to have engaged in plagiarism will be subject to disciplinary action per college policy. Students should review the College’s statement on plagiarism on the course menu.