Directions for Analytical Essay
An analytical essay means you will need to present some type of argument, or claim, about what you are analyzing. (person, document, or event)
Step 1: Choose a topic
Step 2: Brain storm ideas: If you’re writing about a historical event, explain with detail what factors contributed to the event. If you are writing about an individual, what factors made that individual significant to World History.
Step 3: Develop Thesis statement (the statement that summarizes your claim/argument)
Step 4: Find supporting evidence using primary and secondary sources.
Step 5: Organize your essay/write it.
Format of essay: 5 Paragraphs
I Introduction (Historical context and thesis)
II. Paragraph 1 (make sure you provide evidence and support)
III Paragraph II (make sure you provide evidence and support)
IV Paragraph III (make sure you provide evidence and support)
V Conclusion (recap essay, include thesis statement)
• Chicago Turabian
• 5 pages
• Use of footnotes
• 3 primary resources and 3 secondary resources
• Font: 12 New Roman Times
• Pages can be numbered
• Please add title page (Your name and topic) not included as a page of your essay.
• No essay covers or protectors needed. I will provide stapler.
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