Historical Writing Project

Short Essay Assignment

History 135: History of the Contemporary World
Prof. C. Evans
Northern Virginia Community College

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Professor Evans has his students read chapters from the required text (about 3 and a half). He then has them “[w]rite [their] paragraph using a word processor (double-spaced, one-inch margins, font size 10 or 12). This assignment should be a single paragraph about a half-page in length." He advises them to "[p]lease take the time to organize your thoughts in a logical manner and cite evidence from your textbook reading, or outside research, to support your analysis." So in all it is not an assignment specific to the book readings outside sources can be used if desired.