Saturday, October 25, 2014 outage

Hi Everyone,

I heard from lots of  you about not being available yesterday when you were trying to upload your response essays.

It looks like everything is back to normal today, so please submit your essay to directly if you have not done so already. Even if you already emailed it to me, please submit it to You will not be penalized for lateness.

Thanks for your patience with this inconvenience!

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Response essay

Using documents and images from Chapter 6 on StudySpace and Chapter 6: The Revolution Within from your Give Me Liberty textbook, answer the following question with an essay: 

In what ways did the American Revolution fundamentally change American society? 

Upload your essay to under the “Response Essay” assignment before 11:59 PM on Friday, October 24. 
  • Class ID: 8495390
  • Password: History
Your essay must meet the following requirements: 

  • contains a clear, strong thesis statement that answers the question and outlines the body of the essay in the introductory paragraph
  • uses examples ONLY from the StudySpace documents and images, or the textbook. 
  • uses examples that support each section of the essay
  • provides analysis for examples that demonstrates how each example proves the main point of the essay
  • organized logically and includes an introduction, three body sections and a conclusion
  • written in clear, formal language
  • all references to sources (documents, images and textbook) must be cited, and quotations must have appropriate punctuation. References without appropriate citations may constitute plagiarism and will be considered individually. The use of non-approved sources will result in automatic failure of the assignment.
  • submit your essay before the deadline; late essays will be reduced by one letter grade for every day they are late. No late submissions will be accepted after Friday, October 31.  
We will discuss strategies for this assignment in class on Tuesday, October 21. We will not meet on Friday, October 24. I will be available to answer questions via email.

ETA- Please double space your essay.