Core Studies 1.1 Classical Civilizations
Professor John Van Sickle
FIRST ESSAY ASSIGNMENT
PURPOSE: to help you to REread what you have read for the class & begin to form
some ideas & express them in an effective manner.
Since you are expected to REread assigned material, think about it & express
yourself effectively, you do NOT need to seek out & report the opinions of
others in books not assigned.
PRACTICAL HINTS: in order to think carefully & express yourself effectively, you
need to find & present evidence. For this you will want to do three things:
1) look for themes that are related to your subject,
2 ) quote the words accurately & identify them in the regular way
is illustrated in the course web site [click
3) analyze the quoted words carefully.
For guidelines to reading & taking notes, review the PROTOCOL.
For the actual technique of effective writing and for the length and format of
the essay see the web site [http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/classics/jvsickle/cs-write.htm]
Some Possible Topics