WERE CIVIL WAR BATTLES BASED ON GOOD STRATEGY AND TACTICS?

Mod 2 Assignment

Assignment 2: ‘Position’ paper using 3 Internet sources.

Select one question below and write a paper that takes and defends a ‘position’.
Analyze 3 reliable PRIMARY Internet sources to support your ‘position’. Paraphrase, don’t quote support.

Primary source: Created by a person who participated in an event.
Secondary source: Created by a person who did not participate in the event.

Your 1st Primary Source is a Map, Painting, or Photo. (Please do not use any from this course.)

Your 2nd and 3rd Primary Sources are your choice.

Works Cited is three full web addresses at end of paper: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/cortes_hernan.shtml (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
Write in an MSWord.docx. QC using Grading Rubric. Open Assignment, click ‘Submit Assignment’, paste paper in ‘Text Entry’ box, click ‘Submit Assignment’.

Select one:

In 1860, did the North strongly support Abolition?
Was Lincoln the Great Emancipator?
Should the South have won the Civil War?
Were Civil War battles based on good strategy and tactics?
Which was worse, sharecropping or slavery?

Rubric
Assignment EvaluationAssignment EvaluationCriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePurpose Student writing is focused on meeting the purpose of the paper and follows instructor directions.  Articulates an effective statement of purpose for the paper.  Stays on topic throughout the paper.  Creates an effective and convincing analysis.  Demonstrates critical thinking skills.25.0 pts20.0 pts18.0 pts15.0 pts0.0 pts25.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSupport Student uses effective and appropriate sources.  Uses relevant examples, evidence, etc. as support.  Balances student ideas with outside ideas.  Integrates ideas into the paper.25.0 pts20.0 pts18.0 pts15.0 pts0.0 pts25.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOrganization Student organizes work seamlessly and logically.  Creates an introduction that establishes purpose and context.  Uses fully developed paragraphs.  Develops a logical conclusion.25.0 pts20.0 pts18.0 pts15.0 pts0.0 pts25.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeStyle/Form Student cites sources using instructor’s designated system.  Conveys ideas concisely and consistently.  Proofs for grammar, mechanics, spelling, and word usage.  Uses appropriate academic tone and language.  Provides a 500+ total word Assignment. Minus 25 points if below 500 words.  Minus 25 points if you use Wikipedia as a source. Minus 25 points if you use any sources except Internet for Assignments.25.0 pts20.0 pts18.0 pts15.0 pts0.0 pts25.0 pts
Total Points: 100.0PreviousNext

 

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