Iscuss the similarities and differences between the settlements of Virginia and Massachusetts during the period from 1607-1707.

Guidelines for the Analytical Essay

Assignment: Students are expected to write one 5-6 page essays which result from students investigating, analyzing, and evaluating the historical periods and/or themes discussed in class.

TOPIC: Discuss the similarities and differences between the settlements of Virginia and Massachusetts during the period from 1607-1707. How were religious, political, and/or social developments different or similar in these two colonies?

Purpose: To develop the studentas power of judgment by studying the past not merely as a collection of facts but as a human narrative with meaning that calls for interpretation and value judgments.

Style: The essay will be 1500 to 1800 words long (roughly 5-6 pages if you have 1a? margins, 12 font, Times New Roman, and double-spaced). An essay less than 1500 words will receive an entire letter grade deduction (See Rubric for specific directions). All research papers are to be typed using Times New Roman, 12 pt font with standard one inch margins. Papers should be double-spaced and make use of footnotes to cite texts. Parenthetical references are not to be used. Papers should include a works cited page with at least five primary sources used by students to prove essay thesis. All sources must be referenced in Chicago Style. For information on citing sources Chicago style please visit: or margins. -6pts
The essay is plagiarized. -100pts
The evidence used by the student does not properly support his thesis. -6pts

NOTE: I can deduct points for other problems I may encounter in your essays. But the rubric above provides you a rough idea of what I expect.

All the essays will be individual essays NOT group assignments. Students will be penalized for plagiarism.

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