Tips for Writers!

• Pictures- Pictures can be an effective way to bring a visual presence to the text. Any images can be put in the text or placed in an appendix. Use only relevant or appropriate images. Sometimes less is better, so keep it simple.

• Endnotes or Footnotes- Regardless of using endnotes or footnotes, make sure they are consistent with the style used for the annotated bibliography. Endnote and footnote citations look different from bibliography citations, so check the style guides.

• Organization- A good rule for organization of a paper (or any History Day entry) is to have an introduction that ends with the thesis statement. Follow the introduction by body paragraphs that lay out the event and/or the evidence to support the thesis. End with a conclusion that brings everything together and re-states the thesis.