HIST130 Embry Riddle Igor Sikorsky and His Successful Helicopter Paper

This is a research paper over Igor Sikorsky looking at him through a historical lens. Even though he did not invent the helicopter he is often referred to as the father of the modern helicopter because he designed the first really successful helicopter. In 1942 he developed the world’s first helicopter that would be mass produced and many of his techniques and designs are still used today.

Using peer reviewed articles address Sikorsky’s contributions to the helicopter such as the rotor that he designed that is still being used.

Sources – Support for your research topic and the perspective or lens (historical) through credible sources. You must include at least two primary and two secondary sources. Try to find sources that truly interest you. Sources must contain credible information, data, facts, etc. on your subject. You may use encyclopedias to aide in the discovery of your topic; however, encyclopedias will not be considered as an approved source of information in the development of your paper. When conducting research, keep in mind that primary sources are first-person accounts and secondary sources are written by people who did not witness/participate in the event.

Research Question, Thesis Statement, and Paper – Develop your topic into one clear concise research question and create a thesis statement. Compile your (one) question, thesis statement, and research into a written four to six-page (APA style) written paper. Write from a historical perspective or lens. This research paper must include the following elements:

  1. Title-page (not part of the page requirement)
  2. Body (four to six pages)
    • Introduction – Tells the reader what you are going to write about and includes your thesis statement. Be sure to make it interesting so the reader will want to continue and read the rest of your work.
    • Body of the Paper – Goes through each point you want to illustrate by providing your ideas and your research about the topic. Be sure you write an opening sentence for each paragraph that will draw your reader into your idea or point.
    • Conclusion/Summary – Reminds the reader what you wrote about in your work. It is similar to the introduction but with a concluding statement.
  3. Reference-page (not part of the page requirement)

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