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Understanding the Assignment

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Understanding the assignment prompt given by your professor is the first step in the Research Process. Each prompt can be divided into different sections, see the example below.

Martin Luther (1483-1546) can be given many titles: theological reformer and pioneer, leading intellectual, translator and Bible scholar, violent insurrectionist, divisive activist. Which one of these roles/titles has made the most significant lasting impact on history? Use specific evidence (events, documents, dates, etc.) to support your thesis and argument. This paper should be 10-12 pages, and should include at least 15 scholarly sources cited in APA style. Your paper should include a literature review, citing other scholarship on the angle of Luther’s legacy you have chosen to discuss.

 

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Excerpt from Assignment Prompt

Introduction

Martin Luther (1483-1546) can be given many titles:

Additional Information

theological reformer and pioneer, leading intellectual, translator and Bible scholar, violent insurrectionist, divisive activist.

Core of the Assignment

Which one of these roles/titles has made the most significant lasting impact on history?

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support

Support Section

Use specific evidence (events, documents, dates, etc.) to support your thesis and argument.

Logistics

This paper should be 10-12 pages, and should include at least 15 scholarly sources cited in APA style. Your paper should include a literature review, citing other scholarship on the angle of Luther’s legacy you have chosen to discuss.

 

Taking this analytical approach will help ensure both that you understand the assignment and are prepared to move to the next step in the Research Process – Topic Development.

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