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Discussion Question #7: Protestant Reformation (LAST ONE!)
Credit: portrait by Lucas Cranach the Elder (Links to an external site.), Public Domain In Chapters 12 and 13: In your opinion, what were the three most important changes between the Catholic Church and Luther’s Reformation . Make sure you give specific details!
Generally speaking, I would have three paragraphs with specific topics and exact details in your discussion. (250-350 words)
Please reply to at least one other student discussion. I expect that you note one positive comment and make at least one evaluative statement for your reply. (SEPARATE WRITING PAPER)
1 Primary Source Analysis Paper (35 points) Choose a multi-paragraph essay (at least 5 paragraphs) on your Western Civilizations textbook source (see topics for each paper). You MUST integrate at least TWO primary sources in the Western Civilizations Textbook. The pages will be tinted. If you are not sure what a primary source (vs. a secondary source), here is a great Library of Congress link. * Using Primary Sources . The short answer is, “Primary sources are the raw materials of history — original documents and objects which were created at the time under study. They are different from secondary sources, …created by someone without firsthand experience.”1 So the Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson in 1776, is a Primary Source. Cole and Symes, the authors of the textbook who write about the Declaration, is a secondary source! Use this format: You should have at least a five-paragraph essay. Two-three pages (675-1000 words). 12 font, (Times New Roman, Arial are usually best) Inch-wide margins double-spaced no MEGA-Breaks between paragraphs Other major tips! You need a thesis (Not sure how to do a good thesis? Here are some great online sites! How Do I Write a Thesis Statement? and/or Refining Thesis Statements , both from Vanderbilt Universities Writing Center). You need a good title that reflects your thesis. For instance, rather than using a title like “Paper #1,” (BORING!!!!) use something more specific like Sharknado Atlantic Seaboard Policy as the Catalyst for War. [Okay, don’t use that] You need at least three body paragraphs, each with a mini-thesis and which contains specific details to make your argument. Use the textbook with both the secondary text and the primary sources contained within, (no need to external sources unless you really want them). Make sure to use primary sources as part of your evidence. You need a MAGICAL conclusion (or, at least a semi-magical conclusion). Put it to bed, and take a fresh read of it the next day. Once you are done with the paper, fine-tune it; make sure the thesis matches up to what you just wrote. Consider the wise words of Ernest Hemingway: “The first draft of anything is sh*t.”