A Short Paper allows you, early in the course, to demonstrate your writing and research skills to your instructor and to receive feedback that will benefit you when you write you research paper. Your short paper must be 600 – 900 words long (2-3 pages). The minimum number of sources and citations for your short paper is two sources and citations for two quotations or paraphrases. The paper must be double-spaced with a normal layout of one-inch margins at the top and bottom as well as both sides. The short paper must include a cover page with your name, course number and title (HIST340 – History of Africa), instructor’s name, and date. You must also include a bibliography at the end of your paper.