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ED 1196 HB Hall Formal Theme Essay #1—Due to [email protected] or RH 255 before 5 pm Friday, October 1st. Based on your understanding of the readings and lectures, write a persuasive essay that argues on behalf of ONE of the following topics: colonization, the Enlightenment, or the common school movement. In your opinion, which of these philosophies/historical events had the most significant positive or negative theoretical and practical impact on the American educational system? Your essay should be 4-6 pages in length, double-spaced, 12 point, Times New Roman font with 1-inch margins. Essay should have a unique title, incorporate in-text citations and include a works cited page formatted according to MLA standards. Additionally, your clear and concise thesis statement must be underlined. 15 POINTS TOTAL -8: holistic appeal—accuracy, “easy to read”, sophisticated tone & addresses the larger themes of the course
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Unformatted text preview: Suggestions:-Road map to a successful essay 1. Where are you going? = thesis 2. Find directions = pre-write, create an outline 3. Start driving = start writing 4. Follow the map = end where you planned before leaving (thesis)-Use 5 paragraph essay as structural model >intro: briefly describe larger historical context, preview arguments and end with thesis *thesis is always last sent. of intro paragraph >body paragraphs: Claim (topic sentence)– Evidence (use quotes to support claims)– Warrant (explicitly describe significance to your thesis) >conclusion: restates thesis, addresses critics, makes connections to larger themes of the class-What is an effective thesis statement? >Does it walk the fine line between fact and opinion? Can it be proven and refuted? Does it sound like a book report or a lawyer’s argument?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2011 for the course EDUCATION 1196 taught by Professor Hall during the Spring '11 term at Temple.

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