“Write an essay of 750 words (no less than 650 and no more than 850 words) on this question: how did the revolutions of 1848 differ from those that occurred in 1787-89? The quality of your essay with depend on specific references to trends and events.
â My essay includes a short introduction, several body paragraphs, and a short conclusion (essay #1 may include only one body paragraph; essay #2 must include several body paragraphs).
â My essay sticks to the required word count.
â My introduction includes a clear and assertive thesis statement that answers the question in the prompt. This statement can be one or two sentences.
â Each body paragraph has a topic sentence that summarizes the main idea of the paragraph, and supports my thesis.
â Each body paragraph transitions seamlessly to the next and illustrates the relationship between adjacent paragraphs.
â Each body paragraph contains evidence from primary sources that support my thesis.
â My conclusion consolidates all the information I discussed and restates my thesis.
â Each quote is correctly cited using MLA in-text citations. See examples.
When citing/paraphrasingThe Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures, Vol. II: Since 1500, 6th ed: …(Hunt et al., 133)…
When citing/paraphrasing primary sources: …(Rousseau, 5)… or …(Marx and Engels, 21c)…
When citing/paraphrasing lectures: …(Hunt, Lecture #3)…
â All quotes are properly introduced. I told the reader who is speaking (name+who they are), when (date), and in which context (name of speech or article, etc.).
â After introducing the author of the quote, I used a signal phrase to indicate that their words are next. E.g.: â€œIn The Social Contract, Rousseau stated that…â€ (Rousseau, 3) or â€œAccording to Marx and Engels in The Communist Manifesto, â€¦â€ (Marx and Engels, 21c)
â Each quote or piece of evidence is explained and put in context. I interpreted the evidence for the reader in relation to my argument and the period being studied.
â No outside primary sources may be used: you must stick to the ones included in â€œDocuments from Sources of the Making of the West,â€ or the ones Prof.Hunt provided on CCLE.
â My essay does not over-quote, feature lengthy quotes, or paraphrase large sections of the textbooks.
â I do not start or end any paragraphs with quotes.
â I read my essay aloud to myself or a friend. I checked that each sentence is clear, eliminated any cases of passive voice, and removed awkward or vague phrases.
â I proofread and spell-checked my essay.
â My essay includes dates, definitions, and explanations of who people are.