Please note that although this is the same format as exam 1, I have higher expectations from you. I will be looking to see if you have learned from your errors in exam 1. Also in exam 2 I am less likely to be as generous with the grading rubric.You will not be receiving a list of exam questions from me to complete, but rather you will be crafting an essay around an argument/thesis that you pull out of the readings yourself.From a selected list of primary sources pulled from For the Record and that have been part of your assigned reading in the syllabus, an option of 3 Primary sources will be offered in the exam. You will only need to select one of these sources to work with during exam 2.Remember you can only use the primary source document itself, not the introduction to the document in the exam essay to build your argument and as the source for your quote/sentence.Please note that the quote selected by you should not be a random selection, it should represent a key point that the textbook ( America: a Narrative History) is making, about the historical period from which the primary source comes from in terms of period or topic, that you have detected when reading or if taking your quote from an additional primary source not on the exam list from For the Record, the quote you select from the document should illustrate the key argument or purpose presented in the primary source document. Your exam task will be to write an essay on what these two pieces of evidence reveal about the historical period that they are taken from or connect to. This essay should be structured in the form of an argument or assertion about that period/topic based on your analysis.The two pieces of evidence may support each other, or contradict each other, it will be up to you to craft an essay around what you discover based on your analysis and your reading.Exam Process In terms of process to complete this exam, this means you will need to analyze one of the primary sources, from the exam list, carefully so that you really understand it, making sure you read the textbook (America: A Narrative History) to understand the context of the document.You then need to pull out a quote that sums up the key point from your reading (Remember this can either from the textbook or from a primary source not listed as part of the exam (from For the Record).After working with these two items you need to construct a thesis, that reveals your argument and how you will be proving that argument. Consider that it will be this thesis that you will then structure the essay around to complete this exam. Please see the material included in this exam folder to help you write a thesis in terms of what needs to be included in a thesis structure.To help you with the construction of your thesis in terms of ideas and direction, please look at your syllabus and our unit discussions to see how the primary source documents fit into a particular period of history. Examine any questions that we have considered either in discussion or from the readings themselves to help give you some direction to what you may be arguing or asserting in your essay about a particular time period. Remember you are directing what will be the key points of your essay. You want to make sure you are providing something you can argue using supporting evidence from the reading. You do not want to be write a narrative of events without an argument as this will cost you points.I expect the paper to be organized in traditional essay format with a thesis explaining your stance or argument and how you will proving your points to shape the rest of the essay.You should also be able to explain the historical context of the document in essay complete with specific dates and identification.Let me stress, this essay should not be an opinion pieces, but rather brief work of historical analysis.You should aim to type at least 900 words not including citation.Spelling and grammar will be assessed alongside content and evidence.Citation style: Turabian or Chicago
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