Explain differences or similarities. Analyze how Dickens uses the circus people (Sissy, Childers, Kidderminster) to critique eitherutilitarianism, liberalism, or industrial capitalism include complete references for each source cited, using footnotes or endnotes. The first time you cite a
book or primary source document, the note should include author, title, editor, place of publication,
publisher, date of publication, and page number where quoted or paraphrased material is found; repeated
references to the same source may be abbreviated as explained in the Turabian manual. See p. 3 for an
example that you can use as a guide.
pay attention to the historical context of documents (i.e., consider when and where the document was
written; consider why it was written in that particular place at that particular time).
be written in an academic style (i.e., formal, third person, without contractions) for an educated
audience.
avoid the words many, different, things and other vague terms. Be specific. If there are many of
something, discuss a couple specific examples. Explain differences or similarities. Use precise
terminology.
be carefully edited and free from spelling, grammatical, syntax, punctuation, and word choice errors.
The narrative portion of
your essay should be three-four full pages (1 margins, Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced), but
not much more. The rationale for the short length is to push you to make a concise, pointed argument. It is
important to make sure that your response truly addresses the task as defined below.
make valid historical claims that can be supported with evidence.
include complete references for each source cited, using footnotes or endnotes. The first time you cite a
book or primary source document, the note should include author, title, editor, place of publication,
publisher, date of publication, and page number where quoted or paraphrased material is found; repeated
references to the same source may be abbreviated as explained in the Turabian manual. See p. 3 for an
example that you can use as a guide.