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Write an 3 page essay on ONE of the following prompts: 

How does the Second Great Awakening compare to the first Great Awakening? In what ways are they different? 

How did American views (both northern and southern) over slavery change from the Revolutionary period to the outbreak of the Civil War?  

How did Manifest Destiny and the Mexican War serve as a prelude to the Civil War?  

Grading Rubic:

Category

Excellent

Good

Fair

Poor

Argument (25%)

Does your paper have a clear, singular, specific argument that answers the question?  Do you avoid “related” but not “relevant” information? 

Is your opinion clearly stated and defended in the paper? 

 

 

 

Organization (25%)

Does your paper include an introduction with a clear thesis statement, a logical structure and use clear topic sentences and transitions? Is there a conclusion that ties up loose ends and revisits your thesis? Is each paragraph at least five sentences in length? 

 

 

 

Evidence (25%)

Do you use relevant evidence to defend your argument? Did you include concrete details from the lecture videos or assigned readings? Did you analyze the evidence in a way that supports your thesis? Are you interacting with ALL of othe assigned material through quoting and analysis? 

DO NOT CONSULT SOURCES OTHER THAN OUR CLASS LECTURES OR OTHER ASSIGNED MATERIAL. 

 

 

 

Mechanics (25%)

Is your prose efficient, crisp and polished, free of excessive passive voice or distracting spelling or grammatical errors? Is your paper double spaced? Do you have both a title and a heading?