Unformatted text preview: the question at hand. It should not be written on merely a descriptive level. The author needs to be able to stand back and interpret the historical material on which he/she draws. IV. Empirical Understanding: The author should integrate key empirical evidence with the major themes and issues raised in the course. At the same time, a listing of concrete facts should not take the place of explanation. There should be no egregious mistakes in the specific facts that the author presents. V. Polish: A strong essay is polished. It does not look like the product of a frantic last minute effort. It should not contain typos, missing words or sentences. Verb tenses and grammar should be intact. In other words, your essay should be highly readable....
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- Spring '08
- Writing, strong essay, Prof Wendy Hunter