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 all of the 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.
have uploaded 36 sources to choose from of which you do not have to use every single one. My professor only requires a minimum of 20 sources, but that is for the whole paper. This is only the first part of the paper. In addition, these are only 6 pages out of a paper that will be 15 pages when it is finished. I plan on two more orders for this paper. One 6 page case study and a 1 1/2 page introduction. with a 1 1/2 page conclusion included in the last order for this research paper.