206 Paper 1
The year is 1900, and the editor of a
general interest magazine
has asked you to write a short article on the subject of freedom. More
specifically, he asks you: in what
ways, or for whom, has freedom
expanded over the last thirty years?
Please write a five-page paper that responds to this question, basing
your answer on the online documents we have read for class in the
previous two weeks. Information covered in the textbook and in lecture
will provide the context for your claims. The best papers will not only
show strong evidence
to support their arguments; they will also acknowledge and address
evidence that conflicts with or complicates their main thesis.
Papers are due in lecture. They should be double spaced, with page numbers and stapled. Your paper should also have
a title; it should have
margins of 1" to 1-1/4"; and it should be proofread.
Citations to the online sources should be as complete as possible,
based on the
information accompanying each one. For example, a reference to
the cartoon "The American Frankenstein" can be cited thus:
Frank Bellew, "The American Frankenstein," New York Daily Graphic, April 14,
For those of you who interested in getting some extra support on paper
writing, I strongly encourage you to take advantage of the UD writing
center, which offers one-on-one consultations with students, at any
stage in the paper-writing process. Their website is www.english.udel.edu/wc.