This week you will prepare a Cause and Effect Essay (assignment directions are in the Topic 4 Folder). Watch the local news or go online and read news as presented….
Historiography: Environmental History
(You will be using the ten Primary sources and ten Secondary sources from the Annotated Bibliography and Prospectus for this paper.)
Your paper’s discussion of the secondary source literature should be a minimum of six pages long and loosely structured in the form of a historiographical essay. A historiographical essay is an essay that analyzes the way a single historical topic or issue is treated by a number of authors. In general, this type of essay is designed to take a limited body of historical writings and offer comment and analysis on how those writings describe the past. A historiographical essay is usually problem (ie argument) or theme centered, unlike a book review, which is centered on a single publication (even though a book review does normally make some reference to other works related to the book being discussed).
There is no single formula for organizing a historiographical essay. Like all interpretive and argumentative essays, a historiographical essay should have an introduction defining its subject and offering a preview of the following argument, and it should end with a conclusion in which you look back over what you have said, summarize your most important findings, and leave the reader with a significant thought to carry away from the piece. There are several different models to organize the body of your essay that depend on the issue you are discussing and the types of readings themselves. The best approach will depend on the nature of the issue discussed in your readings and the nature of the readings themselves.
(This if for writer ) All 36 of the sources are the sources that you already found. Kindly see the files that I uploaded for a list of them. Please accept this assignment. It will run much more smoothly for your to this one, instead of other writers who know nothing about the sources you found for the Prospectus and Annotated Bibliography.
As long as they have the Prospectus and Annotated Bibliography that the previous writer did (I uploaded them both) and the directions from my professor, a new writer should have no trouble with it.