After reading Chapters 2 and 3 and Modules 2 and 3, address the following prompt. The goal is to demonstrate your knowledge of the course material. (I will upload the chapters to read from and the module information for you to use, along with how an essay should be written for the class).
Chapter 2 (book) “What is Left” pg 38
Chapter 3 (book) – “Where?” pg 62
It is suppose to be 5 paragraphs long. Each paragraph should have at least 6 sentences.
Prompt: “Discuss how archaeologists excavate sites and the types of materials they find.”
1. Make sure you have a well-defined thesis statement in your first paragraph. This sentence should outline your main points for your essay, providing the framework for your paper.
1. Example: The Ancient Egyptians were a religious based society as expressed through their politics, subsistence, and funerary activities.
- For a five paragraph essay, the introductory paragraph will provide background. The thesis statement will be the last sentence.a. The three main points that will be discussed in the subsequent paragraphs are politics, subsistence and funerary activities.b. The last paragraph is the conclusion that summarizes the main points of the essay, without introducing any new material.
- Do not start or end a paragraph with a direct quote, paraphrase and still cite your source, or add another sentence that introduces or analyzes the quote.
- Keep to the third person when writing history. Do not use “I” or “We” The first person is sometimes used in other courses, but historical writing, especially when not taking a post- modern approach, is written in the third person.
- Be objective
- Do include analysis, but be objective and make sure you have information orevidence to back up your argument.
- Do not offer your personal opinion, this will help you from using the first person and to remain objective.
- Cite your sources!
i. Remember that if you do not cite your source, it is considered plagiarism and you can get an F on the assignment, fail the class, or face academic repercussions beyond this class.
- Spell out contractions, do not use don’t, can’t, they’re. Spell them out!
- Do know the difference between there, their, and they’re
- Make sure you proofread your essays, spell check and grammar check. It helps to read it aloud to yourself, you will often catch more mistakes that way.
- Be aware of run-ons and fragments.
I will email you the book or post it in our conversation for you to be able to read through chapters 2 and 3 from the book. It doesn’t let me automatically upload it beforehand since the file is too big.