Gutenberg’s Printing Press and why it is the most important event in the history of our world
Your thesis should state what you believe to be the most important event and the reasons why. To determine what makes an event important, you must look at the effects or impact that it has had on the world and the course of human history.
Essay Format Requirements:
? The essay must be at least 1,000 words in length. (NOTE: The Works Cited page does not count in this total.)
? The essay must follow MLA format for citing research sources, both in the essay paragraphs and on a Works Cited page.
? Number the pages.
? No need for a separate cover sheet.
? Make sure that you do not use first person (I, me, my, myself, etc.) or second person (you, your, yourself, etc.) references in the essay.
? You must quote or paraphrase from at least three (3) research sources but researching more sources is preferable to having only three sources that you have researched.
? Important: The readings selections in the course text (World Views) and video resources in the course Content cannot count as research sources for the essay. You can certainly use these resources in the essay, but you will need to find at least three (3) research sources outside of these resources.
? The library�s online databases are very good resources for finding research articles. You are responsible for ensuring that your sources are authoritative enough to be credible. Keep in mind that general web sites often are not nearly as credible as published articles that you can find in the college�s research databases. Web sites like �Ask.com� or other such general information sites are not effective research sources for a formal essay. When in doubt, move on to another source or � if you really need the information � ask me for guidance.
? Do not use or cite the following sources: Wikipedia, student work posted on websites, �homework�-type websites (SparkNotes, Shmoop, etc.), blogs, or social media sites.