First, draft of the research paper. The first draft should be 3,000-3,750 words (approximately 12-15 pages, not including the required bibliography and cover page. Be sure to include the following:
1. Affirm your thesis on the approved research topic you have selected.
2. Evaluate relevant and valid research that reflects the ethical standards in the discipline of history.
3. Demonstrate proper interpretation of historical sources.
4. Utilize research to validate your ideas and supporting claims.