Tell me your essay topic. If you did not tell me today in class, email it to me ASAP (as soon as possible).
Here’s a list of topics from last year’s AS1 final essays. If you would like to read any particular essay, please email me and I will bring a copy to class next Friday.
- Why did the bicycle give women their first taste of freedom?
- How did the industrial revolution affect Britain?
- Why and how were women discriminated against in 19th-century Britain?
- How much influence did Britain have as Colonial Ruler of India?
- How did British people live in the 19th century?
- How was the working class affected by the Industrial Revolution?
- Why was Queen Victoria adored by so many people?
- Why did the bicycle give women freedom? (2 essays)
- How did the railway influence Britain and Japan?
- Were all people’s lives in 19th-century Britain improved for the better?
- Why should woman be the “Angel in the House”?
- How were trading systems changed, and how was the modern educational system introduced?
- Why must people’s lives be changed for better or worse?
- Why was Queen Victoria so strong?
- What was the class system in Britain?
- How did Britain develop in the 19th century? (2 essays)
- Why did soccer spread from Britain to the world?
- Why did the Industrial Revolution occur in Britain first?
- What was the effect of the Corn Law?
- How was woman’s life in 19th-century Britain?
- Why did Britain develop in the 19th century?
- What was the Workers’ Revolt?
- Why was Queen Victoria able to make the strongest country?
Write the outline for your final essay.
- Paragraph 2
- Paragraph 3
- Paragraph 4
- Bibliography (write the textbook details according to the MLA style – see your MLA guidebook, page 9).
Essay rubric. Deadline is July 24th. Your essay should be between 1,000 – 2,000 words.
- name, teacher’s name, class name and date on first page only, in top right or left corner
- title (no underline, no special font)
- indented paragraphs
- bibliography using MLA style
- Own words. Don’t plagiarize, and don’t use Google translate. Your English is better than computer’s.
- Use examples from the books and/or websites you have read.
- Always give the reference when citing other people’s words. (See your MLA guidebook for how to cite)
- Logical thinking.
- Can you write intelliggible English sentences and organize them logically?
- Original thinking. I will give you points if you show me your thinking.
- Give your opinion, don’t just copy what the textbook or other writers say. Give reasons for your opinions.
- Vocabulary, grammar and spelling.
- If I can understand what you say, these errors are not important.
- If I cannot understand what you say, you will lose points.
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