In class Essay Exam

Compare and Contrast the historical environment during the period between WWI and WWII and the Present. You should narrow your focus to examine specific historical events both then and now. Your essay should aspire to do two things:

  1. Highlight comparisons and contrasts of your events
  2. Using history as a guide outline the significance for our future

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Hook

Catches the readers attention and hooks them into your essay.  Some common hook techniques:

Anecdote: a short little story that entices and introduces your topic

Quote: a quote from a credible source tat relates and introduces your topic

Question:  a question on your topic that causes your reader to think about the ideas that you delve into in your essay.

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Thesis

https://writingcenter.unc.edu/tips-and-tools/thesis-statements/

Thesis should connect directly to your three topic sentences of your body paragraph.  This ensures that your essay does not veer off on a tangent.

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