Unit 6 Essay – History -Nationalism & Imperialism
Using the information in your course content, Crash Course Videos and the links embedded in this chapter,
which process has a greater impact on the world: nationalism or imperialism? How? Why?
General Essay Guidelines
When writing essays for the course, please follow these guidelines:
1 Essays should be typed in 12-point font with a simple, clean font such as Times New Roman. Use 1″ inch margins on all sides and double-space the text. Your essays should each be around 1000 words. The instructor allows some flexibility if you go over the 1000 word limit. Keep in mind, the title header/page and references do not count towards the 1000 word requirement.
2 Proper grammar and spelling should be used in your essays. Both will be graded. Be sure to revise and edit your essays carefully.
3 Essays must address every part of the essay prompt. Ideas and information should be carefully considered and presented. Essays should begin with an introduction, which states the purpose of the essay, including a thesis if needed, and provides the historical context for the topic. The body of the essay is next, which includes multiple paragraphs that present information from your sources in response to the essay prompt in a careful and logical manner. The body is where you provide the analysis of the topic. The final part of the essay is the conclusion, which summarizes the main material presented in the essay while also suggesting wider historical connections or discussing the general significance of the material.
4 All information from sources used in an essay must be cited within that essay. All direct quotations from sources must be place in quotation marks. Failure to cite or quote information is plagiarism and will result in a failing grade for the assignment. Citations should be made following the MLA style, the University of Chicago Press’s Chicago Manual of Style or Kate L. Turabian’s A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. Refer to the online resources Guide to the MLA Style or Turabian and Chicago Styles Citations.
5 The final page of the essays should be a bibliography, which includes a complete list of all sources used to write an essay. This should be formatted in the same style used for citations within the essay.
- Please use reading materials as sources along with outside sources,
but no Wikipedia sources should be used.