All quiet on the western front (Analysis Paper)
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT PAPER
READ THE ENTIRE BOOK: All Quiet on the Western Front
Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front (New York: Ballantine Books, 1982)
Using All Quiet on the Western Front, your paper should address ALL of the following points:
1. After the war, writers on both sides of the conflict referred to those who fought in the Great War (survivors, as well as the dead) as The Lost Generation. Based on your reading of All Quiet on the Western Front, why might this be?
2. What can a book like this tell us about the experience of soldiers in the trenches (on both sides)? Your answer should include a brief discussion of life (and death) at the Front.
3. According to Remarque, what role did nationalism and imperialism play in the war? Your answer should include a discussion of motivations for fighting both before and after seeing combat.
4. Provide specific and general examples from All Quiet on the Western Front to back up your argument. You may also consult and reference your textbook and class notes for context, although the majority of your material should come from All Quiet on the Western Front.
***NOTE: This is NOT a book report or summary, but an ANALYSIS PAPER.***
1. Makes sure your NAME and the COURSE NUMBER HIST111 are in the top right-hand corner of the first page. Do not put your name anywhere else on the paper. A conclusion is very important
2. Use the title of the book as the exact title of the paper.
1. The paper should be 4-6 FULL pages in length.
2. The body of the paper should be typed in Times New Roman 12 pt font and double-spaced.
3. Footnotes should be Times New Roman 10 pt and single-spaced.
4. The margins should be no wider than 1 inch.
5. USE PROPER CHICAGO STYLE FOOTNOTES and formating:
1. Follow standard citation practices for footnotes:
i. required; historiographical awareness and analysis; clarity and rigor of argument and structure; digs a bit deeper; well directed at the assigned question(s); excellent use of primary source material (quotations and paraphrasing); quotations situated in context and explained; uses proper grammar and punctuation.
2. B: B work is good, with positive merits. It is well written and addresses all aspects of
the assignment (although not necessarily in equal depth). B work will be distinguished in some or all of the following ways: showing some critical awareness; intelligence of analysis; comprehensiveness; the use of primary sources and quotations as evidence to support argument; providing some explanation of a quotes meaning; uses proper grammar and punctuation.
3. C: C work is average. It attempts to address some of the aspects of the assignment, but does not do so in depth. C work demonstrates limitations in matters such as clarity, rigor of argument and structure; limitations in style and expression; quotations are dropped in without any introduction, explanation or analysis; does not use proper grammar and punctuation. C work also fails to adequately answer one or more of the assigned questions.
4. D: D work is below-average. It does not adequately answer the assigned questions.
While D work does show some knowledge and understanding, it demonstrates deficiencies serious enough to suggest that grasp of the subject matter and of historical analysis is limited. D work will also be distinguished by insufficient reading; insufficient engagement with the assigned questions (ie. Failure to adequately answer any of the questions); does not use proper grammar and punctuation.
F: An F means that no acceptable work was presented by the assigned due date.