DQ: Pre-genocidal and genocidal circumstances.
Discuss how Surmelian presents the world of his childhood and life before the genocide and how he practices agency under pre-genocidal and genocidal circumstances. Provide examples and place your discussion within a historical context.
Remember to think historically – always take into account historical context, specificity, and significance. Avoid generalizations and blanket statements that possess little historical value, meaning, or accuracy.
Essays must be clearly structured and analytical, noting all relevant points and supporting your thesis with evidence and examples, that is, relevant dates, figures, places, events. Remember to think about the past. Always think about the context, details, and importance of the past. Avoid making broad, meaningless, or inaccurate statements that don’t have much to do with history.
Essays must have a clear structure and analysis, noting all relevant points and supporting your thesis with evidence and examples, such as relevant dates, numbers, places, and events.
Introductory paragraphs must include a thesis statement – not merely a topic statement. A thesis statement is a concise summary of the main point or claim of the essay expressed in one sentence.
3-4 pages total.
Typed, double‑spaced, 12-point font (Times New Roman), one-inch margins, and black ink.
On the first page, include the following: Your name, date (or quarter), course number, and my name. (A title page is unnecessary.)
For this essay, parenthetical references are acceptable, e.g., (Surmelian, 23).
Your essays must be free of errors of spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
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In addition, the paper will be evaluated on the following criteria:
Quality of insights/material presented
Clear demonstration of effort
Quality of writing, including clarity and elegance
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Use of specific examples to support points
Accuracy of citations