analytical essay

  1. Consider how you want to incorporate the ideas and arguments from the outside source you located for your Week 5 scholarly article discussion. Include at least one quotation from the source in your final draft. Be sure to use APA style to cite it appropriately in the body of the essay and in the references section.
  2. Consider the feedback you received on your rough draft from your instructor, peers, and Smarthinking (if submitted for review), and determine what changes you want to make. Do you need a more engaging opener or a stronger thesis? Do you need to reinforce your arguments and add more supporting evidence? Do you have areas to develop or clarify? Are you satisfied with your conclusion?
  3. Once you have revised the essay, review it for editing issues. Run the spell checker and grammar checker in Word, and then proofread, looking for typos the checkers might have missed. Read it out loud to listen for awkward places and fine tune the flow.
  4. Make sure you have applied APA rules of style to source citations as well as the overall formatting of your essay. 
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Analytical Essay

Write a 1200-1500 word analytical essay telling the story of world civilization, from the beginning of man until the 20th century, from a student’s perspective. In this student interpretation of world civilization the goal is to discover a common theme that connects the different historical periods and civilizations discussed in the various readings and documentaries. Students must have supporting evidence from the primary document readings (that is, use the primary documents to support your thesis statement and to provide proof for individual perspectives). Use only the primary documents I uploaded in the weekly modules as the sources for your essay. You are not required to do extra research. In fact, I strongly recommend you do not do extra research. (I require all students to write their essays in Times New Roman, 12 font, 1” margins on right, left, top and bottom. If you follow these directions, you will have an essay that is 4-5 pages). The essay will be 30% of your total grade.

Analytical Essay

This analytical essay should be a 600-900 word essay

The essay should be in MLA essay format, and use MLA citations. A works cited entry and in-text citations for each text discussed are required.

Analytical essays should be focused on making a debatable claim about the work in question. Informational essays or essays consisting of summary are not appropriate for either type of essay.

 

Consider “The Tale of Sohrab” from the Shahnameh in conjunction with the Epic of Gilgamesh. Make an argument about the warrior ethos in the two texts. What makes a strong warrior?