Comprehensive Exam Essays 2019-20

Comprehensive exam essays for '20 students are due by 2:30 p.m. on Monday, February 3, 2020.

Comprehensive Exam Submission Form: 2019-20

Please use this form to submit a PDF of your comprehensive exam essay; for '20 students, it is due by 2:30 p.m. on Monday, February 3, 2020.  


A Brief (five-page) Summary of your Research Paper:

The summary should consist of the research question, a concise statement of the argument, and your most important findings (the conclusion). It should be written as a paper and not as an outline or a collection of bullet points. You should also sketch out what steps you would take to expand this paper into a longer research project if you had the time to do so. These steps might include incorporating analyses that you have encountered in other courses and/or other scholars’ works (be specific), conducting additional research, or refining the research question itself. 

This written summary, considered in combination with your oral presentation, will be marked by two faculty members as either “High Pass,” “Pass,” or “Revise and Resubmit.” If it is marked as “Revise and Resubmit,” you will have to revise it, along the lines suggested by the faculty members, and resubmit it to the department for review no later than 2:30 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2020. See the accompanying “Senior History Capstone Project Guidelines.”

Please email the History Department's Academic Department Coordinator Carey Aubert if you have questions or experience difficulty submitting this form.


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