Topic: Write an argumentative essay comparing and contrasting the Second World War and the Cold War in Europe. What points could be in your essay: (Also need to finish the essay preparation worksheet which i already attached to the question.)
length: 1500-2000 words, 8-10 pages
Factors leading to war (briefly)
Stakes involved (what would the winner get?)
Size, quality, composition
Technologies of war involved
Logistics and supply
Funding – how did they pay for this war?
3.Nature and Duration of the War
Phases of Battle
4.Victory and Loss
How was victory achieved?
What did victory (if any) mean?
Were the costs involved perceived to be worth it?
What happened to the losers?
How did victory and loss affect the societies involved?
Consider the economic, social, and political consequences
Remember: It is impossible to talk about everything. Be selective and analytic. Don’t just tell me what happened, analyze to create a compare and contrast of the two wars.
Sources and Research:
- 2 Encyclopedias
- 2 Videos
- 5 journal articles or books
- 1 other academic source of your choice
- All lecture notes
Develop a clearly defined thesis statement with strong supporting evidence from your sources.
Demonstrate you can construct an argumentative essay
Provide proper compare and contrast essay form and structure
A clear, concise, and defined thesis statement that occurs in the first paragraph of the essay.
Clear and logical transitions between the introduction, body (points of comparison and contrast), and conclusion.
Body paragraphs that include evidential support.
Evidential support (whether factual, logical, statistical, or anecdotal).
A conclusion that does not simply restate the thesis but readdresses it in light of the evidence provided.
Use all the source materials provided by completing the Preparation Worksheet
Demonstrate that you can pull information from a wide variety of sources
Harder sources used more = more marks
Other research is fine, but not necessary
At least 20-25 footnotes are expected
Exploitation and analysis of source material
Demonstrate use of quality evidence and a quantity of evidence
Proper Citations and Bibliography Page
Chicago Style bibliography and footnotes
Cover page is required
Demonstrate you know how avoid plagiarism by giving credit and citing your sources
Error free writing
Proper grammar, mechanics, and punctuation
Demonstrate your writing skills – can you communicate your ideas coherently and succinctly?
Page setup and format
Demonstrate you can read instructions and follow directions
Font – Times New Roman 12pt
Topic: Write an argumentative essay comparing and contrasting the Second World War and the Cold War in Europe. What points could be in your essay: (Also need to finish the essay preparation worksheet
History 225 – Twentieth Century Europe Argumentative Compare and Contrast Essay – Preparation Worksheet My thesis statement/argument about my topic will be (do this while research/reading): My points of comparison and contrast will be (do this while research/reading): My notes/evidence for my argument: Try to get 5 or more notes for each section Notes should be in your own words (don’t cut and paste) Notes should be short (10-15 words) Notes should be relevant to your thesis Encyclopedia 1 Chicago Citation – Encyclopedia 2 Chicago Citation – Video 1 Chicago Citation – Video 2 Chicago Citation – Book or Journal Article 1 Chicago Citation – Book or Journal Article 2 Chicago Citation – Book or Journal Article 3 Chicago Citation – Book or Journal Article 4 Chicago Citation – Book or Journal Article 5 Chicago Citation – Other sources: Chicago Citation – Lecture Notes: Chicago Citations –