Second Analytical Essay — Due by March 24 at 11:59 PM Follow the guidelines established for the first analytical essay. Read these guidelines over again carefully. You will be marked down if you fail to follow the proper format. Do not forget to cite properly and to proofread! This assignment is worth 20% of your total grade. Your paper is an analysis of specific selections from chapters 19, 20 and 21 of Lualdi’s Sources of The Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures. The intent of this paper is for you to develop a sustained historical analysis of these specific sources. When using these documents be explicit about historical context and authorship (who is writing what and when) and consider the motivations and intentions of the authors of the sources used. Address the issue of change and continuity through time and, with this issue in mind, be sure to use a wide range of evidence to reinforce your analysis. Use the textbook for historical context where necessary, but remember that the objective of this paper is the analysis of these primary sources. Use this topic to analyze and interpret the transformation of European society in the early nineteenth century. You must use at least 4 selections from Lualdi. Be sure to identify the individual sources both in your essay and in your footnotes. This is a big question, so make sure that you have a clear and focused thesis statement and use specific, cited support to illustrate your argument. THE TOPIC: European society was in a state of ideological, social, and political upheaval from 1789 to 1848. Choose four specific selections for Chapters 19, 20 and 21 and use these selections to examine how European society had (or had not) changed during this period of industrialization and modernization. What do these responses tell us about the changes in European society and how Europeans were responding to these changes?HOW TO WRITE YOUR ANALYTICAL ESSAYS: THE GUIDELINES READ ME! Reading this document fully and carefully will save you a great deal of stress and will help you write a better essay. Follow these guidelines carefully for all analytical essays for this course. Essays must be submitted through Blackboard. Be sure to follow proper naming protocol and submit as a pdf. file The bottom line: You will be marked down if you fail to follow the proper format. Refer to the rubric for Analytical History Papers for more information concerning expectations. There are many useful online sites that will provide information on how to cite properly using the Chicago Style (often referred to as “Turabian”). The Consortium Library has online resources for proper citation methods. I have placed some resources on how to write essays under Materials. I recommend these selections to help organize your thoughts. I also highly recommend creating an outline for your essay (and make it as detailed as possible). It is important that you have control of your essay and that your essay does not break free of your control. An outline “tames” an essay and helps to keep the writer focused and on-track. It is one of the writer’s most invaluable tools. Trust me on this. There are three analytical essays throughout the semester. The first one is worth 15% of your total grade. This assignment is an analysis of assigned selections from Lualdi’s Sources of The Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures. ▪The essay is to be five pages, typed and double-spaced. Margins should be set at around one inch for all sides. There should be 23-25 lines of text per page. Use a 10 to 12 point font and a standard, simple, non- script typeface. Do not use headers. Make sure that the pages are numbered and give your paper a title. Put your name on your paper. The title page does not count as page one and should not be numbered. ▪A well-crafted essay starts with a strong thesis paragraph that clearly states an argument. Your essay needs to begin with a well-constructed thesis paragraph that clearly states what your essay is about, why it is important, and how you will demonstrate its importance. In your opening thesis paragraph provide what your main themes will be and briefly defend them. The “Rule of Three” is typically used to organize an analytical essay. Use three main themes to develop your essay and establish these three themes and their significance in your thesis paragraph. The body of your essay will develop these themes. Paragraphs need to be well developed (that means no one sentence paragraphs!) and need to clearly express a theme. After introducing the theme in each paragraph, develop the idea fully, explain its significance, and provide supporting evidence. Another key is to have strong topical sentences for each paragraph. Make sure that you end your paper with a concluding paragraph. ▪ Words are important. Precise, active and vivid language provides clarity of ideas.Proper word choice helps the writer to communicate his or her intentions and meanings. Avoid weak or vague words (like “thing” or “felt”). Strong writing is clear writing. A passive sentence lacks the confidence of an active sentence. Your paper should convey the confidence of your ideas. ▪Use the Chicago Style format of citation. Footnotes or endnotes are required. If you are using someone else's words or ideas you must indicate this by using proper citation methods. When citing words directly (word for word), it is necessary to use quotation marks. Paraphrasing or indirect quotations (when a passage from another source has been used with only a few words changed) also requires footnoting/endnoting. It also is necessary to footnote/endnote if you have stated someone else's interpretations or ideas. Each paragraph should have, on the average, at least one footnote/endnote and you will probably have more than one. You are striving to balance concrete, supporting examples with your own insightful interpretation.
Second Analytical Essay — Due by March 24 at 11:59 PM Follow the guidelines established for the first analytical essay. Read these guidelines over again carefully. You will be marked down if you fail to follow the proper format. Do not forget to cite properly and to proofread!