1885 Political Cartoon in response to the Berlin Conference
Assignment: Write a thoughtful and well-written 1-2 pages (about 250-500 words) historical analysis and please try to submit the assignment by the end of Week 7 (Sunday, October 11th) if possible (you can still submit it after that).
Expectations: 1-2 pages (about 250-500 words) of clear and strong quality writing, definitely proofread!, using any appropriately cited evidence to support your interpretation.
This week we focus our attention to look at an era that has come to be defined by the term “imperialism.” We examine the concept and experience of “imperialism” and try to better understand how and why it connects to “colonialism,” which we’ve studied previously, and to better understand its short- and long-term impacts.
Your suggested question to respond to this week is: To what extent is shaped by imperialism and what do you think are the legacies/impacts of imperialism today?
An informal citation using a webpage/artifact can appear in parentheses following your discussion of the source and looks like this: (Name the creator of the source if known, skip otherwise, first, Name of the site/object, and if it is from a website use <url here>, finish with the date you accessed the page)
Example: “History 3B’s Assignment 5 webpage contained a generic definition of nationalism” (Blake Johnson, “Week 7 Assignment Generic definition,” HIST-3B-43873-F20 Accessed [put date here])
Tips: You can (but don’t have to!) consider any of the following:
What role does colonialism and imperialism play in shaping the major world powers of the late 1800s? What kind of impact does this have on the world’s powers (which states are empires, for example)?
What is the difference to you between “colonialism” and “imperialism?” Or are they not different?
Was imperialism an inevitable outcome of the history of Europe since 1492? Why or why not?
What kind of legacy has imperialism had on world history today? (Be sure to link to historical events of imperialism!)
*NOTE: There are no right or wrong arguments; I just want you to practice making connections to produce a historical argument.
Feedback: Your feedback, which will become part of your overall evaluation in this course, will be based on 5 criteria of emphasis–
1. POINT: This will be your specific response to the question (“_____ suggests that modern world history is/isn’t shaped by imperialism”). Usually 1 sentence; this is the thesis or topical sentence.
2. EVIDENCE: Cite strong evidence to support your POINT. Remember, evidence should directly relate to your point and support it and you need to identify and cite it as necessary.
3. EVALUATION: Having explained your EVIDENCE you then need to tie your argument together by explaining how and why the EVIDENCE supports your POINT. This evaluation, or analysis, connects your argument together to form a strong circle: .
ARGUMENT: How well you are combining your point, evidence, and evaluation together to form an overall ARGUMENT. The clearer and more specific your connections between your POINT, EVIDENCE, and EVALUATION are the stronger your overall ARGUMENT will be to your audience.
WRITING: The quality of your WRITING doesn’t have to be perfect, but any argument is stronger when it is well-written so be sure to proofread for spelling, grammar, and word-choice.
POINTS: CANVAS LOVES USING POINTS EVEN IF I DON’T WANT TO. PLEASE NOTE:
THE RUBRIC “POINTS” ARE NOT COUNTED AND THE RUBRIC TOTAL WILL NOT FACTOR INTO YOUR FINAL GRADE! IT’S JUST A WAY TO GET A SENSE OF AREAS OF STRENGTH AND AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT.
THE ASSIGNMENT POINT (1 POINT) IS BASED ON WHETHER YOU HAVE SUBMITTED THE ASSIGNMENT AND I PROVIDED YOU FEEDBACK–IT IS OTHERWISE MEANINGLESS!
Writing Assignment Rubric
Writing Assignment Rubric
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePointIs the thesis statement/point clear, specific, strong, and is it related to the proposed topic?
Describes a position and perspective related to the topic accurately and clearly.
Identifies an over-simplified position or perspective with minor inaccuracies or a lack of clarity.
Incomplete or missing a position or perspective or presents a position or perspective in very unclear or inaccurate terms.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEvidenceIs the cited evidence clear, specific, accurate, and related to the point/topic? And, if necessary, is the evidence cited correctly?
Presents/cites information (data, ideas, or concepts) accurately and appropriately in a context that relates to the point/topic.
Reports/cites information (data, ideas, or concepts) with minor inaccuracies, irrelevancies, or omissions.
Missing necessary evidence or using/citing information (data, ideas, or concepts) inaccurately, incompletely, or omitting relevant information as evidence.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEvaluationIs there a historical interpretation communicated that employs connections, perspectives, ideas, and/or themes to provide effective analysis and evaluation of historical information?
Provides an interpretation of information, ideas, or themes that is detailed and well-explained in a logical and clear manner.
Provides an interpretation of information, ideas, or themes that is generally logical and clear but needs more explanation and specific detail to provide a stronger interpretation.
Provides an unclear interpretation of information, ideas, or themes that contains inaccuracies, excessive generalities, and/or a lack of explanation.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeArgumentIs the overall assignment synthesizing, or connecting, ideas/arguments, evidence, and analytical/evaluative information into a coherent whole–effectively connecting POINT, EVIDENCE, and EVALUATION together?
Integrates ideas and/or develops explanations that are clear, coherent, cohesive, and sophisticated–creating a unique and strong argument.
Arranges ideas and/or develops explanations that are generally clear and coherent save, perhaps, an inconsistency or two caused by a lack of detail, connection, or explanation.
Forms ideas and/or develops explanations in a fragmentary manner without clear or coherent order or connection which creates an unclear overall argument.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWritingDoes the writing use correct spelling, proper grammar and formatting, and clearly and effectively communicate the writer’s argument to their audience?
Writing is of clear and consistent quality (correct spelling and grammar); the writing effectively and clearly communicates the position or perspective of the work.
The writing can be unclear at points as the writing quality (spelling and grammar) varies. At points the writing is not effectively and clearly communicating the position or perspective of the work.
The writing quality (spelling and grammar, for example) is inconsistent and is frequently unclear and/or ineffective in communicating the position or perspective of the work.
Are you busy and do not have time to handle your assignment? Are you scared that your paper will not make the grade? Do you have responsibilities that may hinder you from turning in your assignment on time? Are you tired and can barely handle your assignment? Are your grades inconsistent?
Whichever your reason is, it is valid! You can get professional academic help from our service at affordable rates. We have a team of professional academic writers who can handle all your assignments.
Students barely have time to read. We got you! Have your literature essay or book review written without having the hassle of reading the book. You can get your literature paper custom-written for you by our literature specialists.
Do you struggle with finance? No need to torture yourself if finance is not your cup of tea. You can order your finance paper from our academic writing service and get 100% original work from competent finance experts.
While psychology may be an interesting subject, you may lack sufficient time to handle your assignments. Don’t despair; by using our academic writing service, you can be assured of perfect grades. Moreover, your grades will be consistent.
Engineering is quite a demanding subject. Students face a lot of pressure and barely have enough time to do what they love to do. Our academic writing service got you covered! Our engineering specialists follow the paper instructions and ensure timely delivery of the paper.
In the nursing course, you may have difficulties with literature reviews, annotated bibliographies, critical essays, and other assignments. Our nursing assignment writers will offer you professional nursing paper help at low prices.
Truth be told, sociology papers can be quite exhausting. Our academic writing service relieves you of fatigue, pressure, and stress. You can relax and have peace of mind as our academic writers handle your sociology assignment.
We take pride in having some of the best business writers in the industry. Our business writers have a lot of experience in the field. They are reliable, and you can be assured of a high-grade paper. They are able to handle business papers of any subject, length, deadline, and difficulty!
We boast of having some of the most experienced statistics experts in the industry. Our statistics experts have diverse skills, expertise, and knowledge to handle any kind of assignment. They have access to all kinds of software to get your assignment done.
Writing a law essay may prove to be an insurmountable obstacle, especially when you need to know the peculiarities of the legislative framework. Take advantage of our top-notch law specialists and get superb grades and 100% satisfaction.
We have highlighted some of the most popular subjects we handle above. Those are just a tip of the iceberg. We deal in all academic disciplines since our writers are as diverse. They have been drawn from across all disciplines, and orders are assigned to those writers believed to be the best in the field. In a nutshell, there is no task we cannot handle; all you need to do is place your order with us. As long as your instructions are clear, just trust we shall deliver irrespective of the discipline.
Our essay writers are graduates with bachelor's, masters, Ph.D., and doctorate degrees in various subjects. The minimum requirement to be an essay writer with our essay writing service is to have a college degree. All our academic writers have a minimum of two years of academic writing. We have a stringent recruitment process to ensure that we get only the most competent essay writers in the industry. We also ensure that the writers are handsomely compensated for their value. The majority of our writers are native English speakers. As such, the fluency of language and grammar is impeccable.
There is a very low likelihood that you won’t like the paper.
Not at all. All papers are written from scratch. There is no way your tutor or instructor will realize that you did not write the paper yourself. In fact, we recommend using our assignment help services for consistent results.
We check all papers for plagiarism before we submit them. We use powerful plagiarism checking software such as SafeAssign, LopesWrite, and Turnitin. We also upload the plagiarism report so that you can review it. We understand that plagiarism is academic suicide. We would not take the risk of submitting plagiarized work and jeopardize your academic journey. Furthermore, we do not sell or use prewritten papers, and each paper is written from scratch.
You determine when you get the paper by setting the deadline when placing the order. All papers are delivered within the deadline. We are well aware that we operate in a time-sensitive industry. As such, we have laid out strategies to ensure that the client receives the paper on time and they never miss the deadline. We understand that papers that are submitted late have some points deducted. We do not want you to miss any points due to late submission. We work on beating deadlines by huge margins in order to ensure that you have ample time to review the paper before you submit it.
We have a privacy and confidentiality policy that guides our work. We NEVER share any customer information with third parties. Noone will ever know that you used our assignment help services. It’s only between you and us. We are bound by our policies to protect the customer’s identity and information. All your information, such as your names, phone number, email, order information, and so on, are protected. We have robust security systems that ensure that your data is protected. Hacking our systems is close to impossible, and it has never happened.
You fill all the paper instructions in the order form. Make sure you include all the helpful materials so that our academic writers can deliver the perfect paper. It will also help to eliminate unnecessary revisions.
Proceed to pay for the paper so that it can be assigned to one of our expert academic writers. The paper subject is matched with the writer’s area of specialization.
You communicate with the writer and know about the progress of the paper. The client can ask the writer for drafts of the paper. The client can upload extra material and include additional instructions from the lecturer. Receive a paper.
The paper is sent to your email and uploaded to your personal account. You also get a plagiarism report attached to your paper.
Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.
You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.Read more
Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.Read more
Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.Read more
Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.Read more
By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.Read more