RESEARCH ESSAY ON; What was the relationship between Christianity and the Age of Exploration?

RESEARCH ESSAY DIRECTIONS OVERVIEW
Respond to a prompt on page 4 with an argument supported by evidence.
Draw conclusions based on research and analysis.
This assignment calls for an argument about not a narrative of an historical event. This
assignment should take 24 to 32 hours.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS
Double-spaced Times New Roman 12-pt font.
6 full pages with 1″ margins plus a Works Cited page
Developed paragraphs with topic sentences
An introduction must contain context (who, what, where, and when) and a thesis statement.
4 scholarly sources, in addition to your textbook, occurring in Works Cited and in-text
citations.
All claims (not just direct quotations) require MLA intext citations.
All in-text citations require both authorship and page number.
A concluding paragraph, answering ‘so what?’
SOURCES SCHOLARLY SOURCES To determine if a work is acceptable:
Does it have both an author and page numbers?
Is it published by an academic press or journal?
Does it have a form of citation or a reference?
ELECTRONIC SOURCES TTC provides access to eBooks and journals accessible when logged
into your account. Links are located at the bottom of our class’ D2L page under User Links.
UNACCEPTABLE SOURCES The following sources are unacceptable:
Sources that do not provide both author and page numbers
Websites (e.g. academic blogs, authorless database articles, university web pages, Wikipedia,
etc).
Encyclopedias of any kind To understand why you cannot use these types of sources, see
tutorial “Scholarly Sources Explained” in “User Links.”
QUOTATIONS & CITATIONS You must support your assertions with MLA in-text citations
and provide a Works Cited page.
DIRECT QUOTATIONS (“QUOTING”) Word-for-word excerpts require quotation
marks followed by an MLA in-text citation.
Direct quotations cannot stand alone. Introduce each quotation into your sentences.
After a direct quotation, you must provide analysis.
Do not use quotations that are longer than two lines. A sentence containing a direct
quotation: John Hunter argues that until Napoleon’s failure in Russia, “the Jacobin
commander’s tactics resulted in victory and high morale” (Hunter 127).
INDIRECT QUOTATIONS (“PARAPHRASING”) Use MLA in-text citations when
summarizing or paraphrasing information from a source.